Academic Administration

Academic Administration

Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Tom Peterson

Working in close collaboration with the Chancellor, the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor is the chief academic officer of the University of California, Merced. In addition to overseeing all academic programs, including instruction and research, the incumbent provides leadership for campus administrative operations.

The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of academic initiatives, as well as the infrastructure to support campus academic objectives. Among the broad array of campus administrators reporting to this office are the Deans of the Schools of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts; Dean of Graduate Studies; Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, University Librarian and Chief Information Officer. The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor also is responsible for the Academic Personnel Office, and UC Mercedís educational outreach centers.

Together with the Vice Chancellor of Administration, the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor directs the allocation of campus finances and the preparation of both annual and long-term budgets. Strategic Academic Vision

The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor advises the Chancellor on critical campus issues and acts on the Chancellorís behalf in his/her absence.


Office of the Provost/EVC

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Tom Peterson
Vice Provost for Academic Planning Vacant
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel David Ojcius
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Elizabeth Whitt
Special Assistant to the Provost/EVC and Chief of Staff Susan Sims

School of Engineering

Dean E. Daniel Hirleman
Assistant DeanGerman Gavilan

School of Natural Sciences

Dean Juan Meza
Assistant Dean Janice Slavin

School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts

Dean Mark Aldenderfer
Assistant DeanJames Ortez

Information Technology Department

Interim Assoc. Vice Chancellor/CIO Faust Gorham

Library

Interim University Librarian Donald A. Barclay