Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor


The UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor serves both the chief academic officer and chief operating officer of the campus. As Executive Vice Chancellor, he/she shares with the Chancellor the overall leadership and management of campus administration and operations. Within this capacity, he/she is also the UCD Affirmative Action Officer and the governing body of the UC Davis Medical Center. As the university's No. 2 person it is common for the holder of this position to have previously served as Chancellor/President (or a similarly high administrative office) at another university and to go on to serve as Chancellor of UC Davis or other universities.

The current Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (as of January 1, 2011) is Ralph Hexter.

Previous holders of this office include:

Name Tenure Previous Office Subsequent Office Academic Field 1
Ralph Hexter January 1, 2011-incumbent President, Hampshire College incumbent Classics & Comparative Literature
Enrique Lavernia January 1,2009-December 31,2010 Dean of Engineering Dean, College of Engineering Chemical Engineering & Material Sciences
Barbara A. Horowitz July 1, 2007-December 31, 2008 Vice Provost of Academic Personnel Vice Provost of Academic Personnel Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Virginia Hinshaw July 1, 2001-June 30,2007 Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Dean of Graduate Studies & Vice Chancellor of Research Univ. of Hawaii, Manao Chancellor Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Robert D. Grey May 1993 (interim)-January 1995-June 30, 2001) Founding Dean, Division of Biological Sciences; Dean, College of Biological Sciences Senior Advisor to the Chancellor; acting Chancellor, UC Riverside; interim UC provost Biological Sciences
Larry N. Vanderhoef 1983-April 1993 n/a Chancellor; Chancellor emeritus Plant Biology/Biochemistry
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