Announcing Associate Campus Provost for Academic Success

To: UC Santa Cruz Campus Community

From: Lori Kletzer, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Dear Campus Community, 

I am pleased to announce that Jody Greene, Professor of Literature, and Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (AVPTL) in Academic Affairs, will join my office as Associate Campus Provost for Academic Success, starting July 1, 2023. This position arises from the acknowledgement that the outcomes we define as student success will be realized in a sustainable way when faculty success, academic student success and institutional success are seen, understood and supported as interrelated and interdependent. Faculty are at the core and forefront of all academic activities that support student academic development - from creating dynamic student research and other experiential learning experiences to designing and implementing effective curriculums with engaging pedagogy. 

In this full-time position, Jody will lead our undergraduate academic student success efforts, as they have done part-time in their work as Special Advisor to the CP/EVC for Academic Success. Jody will continue their ongoing work with academic leadership and faculty on divisional and departmental student success plans, activities, and outcomes. Expanding from the work they did in the role of special advisor and as AVPTL, they will help connect departments with the equity data that underscores and supports student success efforts, as well as supporting efforts to improve curricular coherence, retention, and time to degree for frosh admits and transfers.

As Associate Campus Provost for Academic Success, Jody will also assist campus efforts to meet the academic goals laid out in the Multi-Year Compact, an agreement established by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration and the University of California, and will participate in UCOP initiatives to better coordinate efforts across the UC campuses in support of academic student success. 

Jody will continue to oversee alignment of faculty welfare and development initiatives with academic student success. To accomplish this goal, they will retain the early-career faculty welfare and development aspects of their current portfolio in Academic Affairs, including new faculty orientation, Teaching Academy, and the Writing Fellows program. The Teaching and Learning Center will co-report to Jody and to Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, Herbie Lee.

Jody has demonstrated their knowledge, expertise, organizational and institutional acumen at driving forward critically important campus initiatives. Achieving our goal of being a student-centered research university will greatly benefit from Jody’s leadership in this capacity. 

Please join me in welcoming Jody into this new leadership role. 



Lori Kletzer 

Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor