University of California, Riverside


Chancellor's Communications

Interim Provost Announcement

February 14, 2017

Dear Campus Colleagues:

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Cindy Larive as Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, effective February 21, 2017. Many of you know and have worked with Cindy, and she received many nominations for this position. Please see the full announcement online here.

Cindy is an accomplished scholar and experienced administrator, having previously served as Chemistry Department Chair, CNAS Divisional Dean, CNAS Interim Dean, and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. She has agreed to serve in the role until a permanent successor is named. I’m grateful to Cindy for her commitment to UCR and willingness to provide leadership of our academic enterprise at this important moment in our history.

I extend my thanks to all who submitted nominations for this critical role and look forward to working with Cindy on advancing UCR’s research, teaching, and public engagement mission.


Kim A. Wilcox

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