The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor is UC Irvine's chief academic and operating officer. Under the direction of the Chancellor, he assumes primary responsibility for the academic and organizational functioning of the campus and the advancement of the University's missions in research, teaching and service.
The Provost plays a primary role in the development and implementation of academic programs; planning for faculty recruitment and retention; day-to-day campus operations, including budget allocations and capital finances; and the conception, design, and implementation of major campus initiatives. In these roles, he directs and collaborates with the campus' 5 vice chancellors, 12 deans, the University Librarian, CEO of the Medical Center and Academic Senate leadership. The Provost also serves as liaison between the central administration and the broader campus community, frequently meeting with a wide variety of campus units and groups to convey important information and foster dialogue.
Currently assisting the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor are the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel, the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Planning, the Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity, the Chief Information Officer and the Associate Executive Vice Chancellor.