Search for CP/EVC extended

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Paul Koch, chair of the CP/EVC search committee and dean of Physical and Biological Sciences

As chair of the search committee charged with recruiting a campus provost/executive vice chancellor to succeed Alison Galloway, I have decided to extend the search beyond spring quarter to expand the pool of applicants. The search started a bit late in the year, so extending will better align it with the academic cycle.

This is a critical hire for the campus, and the committee is determined to identify a finalist who can help lead UC Santa Cruz to greater prominence. We need strong candidates and a pool that reflects the value we place on diversity in all the richness that word conveys: academic discipline, professional experience, background, life experience, geography, and personal qualities. Settling for less is not an option.

Details about the search will continue to be posted online, and the committee will continue to welcome nominations, comments, and concerns. You may contact any member of the search committee or Associate Chancellor Ashish Sahni. Recommendations and nominations may also be sent to executive search firm consultant Alberto Pimentel at  

I want to thank Ashish, Alberto, and the members of the search committee for their past—and future—service.