University of California, Riverside


Chancellor's Communications

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Appointment

October 24, 2017


We have collectively experienced more than our share of transitions and challenges in the past year. Despite our frustrations, however, some things have remained constant. Among them is the fact that we are surrounded by dedicated faculty and staff whose commitment to our values and our future make UCR all that it is today.

We have been fortunate that Cindy Larive, one of those dedicated faculty members, has been willing to serve as Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor since last February. As a UCR alumna, former Department Chair, former Interim Dean, and former Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Cindy has a unique sense of our university, its values, and traditions. As I planned for selecting a permanent Provost and discussed the search process with colleagues across the campus, I found myself returning to the likelihood that no search would yield a candidate more capable or better prepared than Dr. Larive.

As a result, I am pleased to announce that Cindy Larive has agreed to accept the permanent position of Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. Here is the link to the formal announcement that is being shared with the public today:

I know all of you join me in congratulating Cindy as she begins a new phase of her career at UCR and invite you to a public reception to celebrate her appointment on Friday, November 17, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Alumni & Visitors Center.


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