New vice provost and dean of graduate studies

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Marlene Tromp

I am delighted to announce that Lori Kletzer has been selected as UC Santa Cruz’s new vice provost and dean of graduate studies, effective Aug. 1.

Lori first joined UC Santa Cruz in 1992 as an assistant professor of economics. She received her Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley and her bachelor's degree from Vassar College. Working her way through the ranks at UCSC, Lori served as economics department chair, then vice chair and chair of the Academic Senate. In 2010, she became provost and dean of faculty at Colby College. She left that position in June 2017.

Lori has held teaching and research appointments at Williams College, the University of Washington, the Brookings Institution, and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Her research focuses on the domestic labor market effects of globalization and policy responses. She is the author of two books and numerous articles on the impact of international trade in manufacturing on employment, jobs, job displacement, and earnings.

Lori brings to the position deep experience with UC Santa Cruz, with shared governance, and with administrative leadership. She has clear-eyed objectives for graduate studies and graduate-student support, and will be a strong advocate for the division. Both Chancellor Blumenthal and I look forward to working closely with her.

We were fortunate to have an extremely impressive field of internal candidates for the position, which speaks to the strength of our faculty roster and our leadership across the university. I would like to thank all the candidates for their engagement throughout the process.

I also would like to thank the members of the search committee, which was overseen by Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Herbie Lee.

Finally, my thanks to Sue Carter, associate dean of graduate studies and Rachel Carson College provost, who will serve as interim dean of graduate studies until Lori's tenure begins.