Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter
The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor is the chief academic and operating officer of UC Davis. 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 excellence in education, research, and public service.
The Provost plays the key managerial role in the conception, design, and implementation of major campus initiatives in support of UC Davis’ mission and its Vision of Excellence. In this role, he directs and collaborates with the campus’ six vice chancellors, 14 deans, the University Librarian, and other campus leaders. In addition, he is the University’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and serves as the Chancellor’s principal liaison to the Academic Senate.
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.
New and Noteworthy
- On Friday, March 14, the fifth of The Provost’s Public Forums on the Public University and the Social Good for 2013–14 will be held: Robert Post, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at the Yale School of Law, will speak on “The Constitutional Dimensions of Academic Freedom” from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre of the Mondavi Center. Dean Post will be joined by panelists Henry Reichman, Professor Emeritus of History, CSU East Bay, First Vice President of the AAUP, and Chair of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure; Roberta Rehm, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing at UC San Francisco; and Ralph J. Hexter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of UC Davis. A reception will follow from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Yoche Dehe Grand Lobby of the Mondavi Center. For details, see Upcoming Campus Events.
- Organization of UC Davis. Expressions of interest are being sought for serving on a Joint Academic Senate / Provost Task Force on the Academic Organization of UC Davis. The task force will advise on a number of important questions raised by the recent faculty recommendation to establish the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) as a College, separate and apart from the existing College of Letters and Science (L&S). For more information, see the “Request for expressions of interest” and “Academic Organization of UC Davis: A White Paper to Spur Conversation.”
- See the webpage "The Future of the Public University," which announces upcoming campus lectures and forums, and provides videos of past events.