UCSC fills Campus Provost position, other senior administrative posts

The Regents of the University of California have approved the appointment of Professor David S. Kliger to the position of campus provost and executive vice chancellor at UC Santa Cruz. Kliger, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry and former dean of physical and biological sciences, had served in the campus's number two administrative position on an interim basis since March.

Several other appointments to key administrative positions at UCSC were also announced by Chancellor Denice D. Denton this week. William A. Ladusaw, professor of linguistics, has been named vice provost and dean of undergraduate education. Ladusaw, who has held the position on an interim basis since July 2004, is a former college provost and department chair. Alison Galloway, professor of anthropology, has accepted the position of interim vice provost for academic affairs. A leading scholar in her field, Galloway has served as chair of the Department of Anthropology and chair of the Academic Senate.

As campus provost and executive vice chancellor, Kliger is responsible for the day-to-day academic and administrative operations of UCSC, including long-term planning for the campus community, oversight of the UCSC budget, and advising Chancellor Denton on all campus issues.

Noting Kliger's extensive experience, Denton said, "David Kliger is an exceptional leader whose knowledge of UC Santa Cruz and proven leadership will greatly benefit our students, staff, and faculty. We are lucky to have him."

Kliger brings a record of scholarly achievement and administrative experience to this position, including service as dean of physical and biological sciences for more than 14 years. Kliger joined the UCSC faculty in 1971 and has served as chair of his department, chair of the Academic Senate, and chair of the senate's Committee on Academic Personnel. He was appointed dean of the Division of Natural Sciences (now Physical and Biological Sciences) in 1990.

Kliger's research career has straddled the boundaries of chemistry, physics, and biology. He has developed new ultrasensitive analytical techniques and has used them to study the chemical structures and functions of a variety of protein molecules. Kliger received his B.S. in chemistry from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in chemistry from Cornell University.


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