The Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost is one of our most important leadership positions — a role with responsibility for our campus’s day-to-day operations as well as oversight of our complex academic enterprise. This is a pivotal time in the life of our university, as we emerge from the pandemic and consider the ways in which UCLA should adapt as a result of what we’ve learned from it. We are committed to working closely with members of the Bruin community to find the best candidate to serve in this important role.

Search Committee Membership

Roger M. Wakimoto (Chair) Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities; Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Leisy J. Abrego Professor and Chair, César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies
Onyebuchi A. Arah Professor of Epidemiology; Associate Dean, UCLA Graduate Division
S. Thomas Carmichael Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology; Frances Stark Chair
Jessica Cattelino Professor of Anthropology; Chair, UCLA Academic Senate
Christina A. Christie Wasserman Dean, School of Education and Information Studies; Professor of Education
Jody E. Kreiman Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and of Linguistics; Immediate Past Chair, UCLA Academic Senate
Marilyn N. Raphael Professor of Geography; Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Vivek Shetty Professor of Dentistry and Bioengineering
Elizabeth H. Simmons Executive Vice Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of Physics, UCSD
Shannon Speed Professor of Gender Studies and Anthropology; Director, American Indian Studies Center
David K. Yoo Vice Provost, Institute of American Cultures; Professor of Asian American Studies and History; Member, Chancellor’s Council on the Arts
To support this important search effort, UCLA has also retained an executive search firm, SP&A, represented by search consultants Alberto Pimentel, Will Gates and Sal Venegas Jr. The consultants may be reached at

Inviting Input from the Campus Community

Search committee members and consultants welcome input from the campus community on critical opportunities, challenges and priorities for the next EVCP, as well as ideal qualities and qualifications for the position.

To provide confidential input and/or to nominate any individuals you feel are well qualified for the EVCP role, please write to The search committee and consultants will also hold hearing sessions this winter. Information gleaned through these channels will inform and guide recruitment efforts.