The UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor serves both the chief academic officer and chief operating officer of the campus. As Executive Vice Chancellor, he/she shares with the Chancellor the overall leadership and management of campus administration and operations. Within this capacity, he/she is also the UCD Affirmative Action Officer and the governing body of the UC Davis Medical Center. As the university's No. 2 person it is common for the holder of this position to have previously served as Chancellor/President (or a similarly high administrative office) at another university and to go on to serve as Chancellor of UC Davis or other universities.

The current Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (as of January 1, 2011) is Ralph Hexter.

Previous holders of this office include:

Previous Office
Subsequent Office
Academic Field 1
Ralph Hexter
January 1, 2011-incumbent
President, Hampshire College
Classics & Comparative Literature
Enrique Lavernia
January 1,2009-December 31,2010
Dean of Engineering
Dean, College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering & Material Sciences
Barbara A. Horowitz
July 1, 2007-December 31, 2008
Vice Provost of Academic Personnel
Vice Provost of Academic Personnel
Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Virginia Hinshaw
July 1, 2001-June 30,2007
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Dean of Graduate Studies & Vice Chancellor of Research
Univ. of Hawaii, Manao Chancellor
Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Robert D. Grey
May 1993 (interim)-January 1995-June 30, 2001)
Founding Dean, Division of Biological Sciences; Dean, College of Biological Sciences
Senior Advisor to the Chancellor; acting Chancellor, UC Riverside; interim UC provost
Biological Sciences
Larry N. Vanderhoef
1983-April 1993
Chancellor; Chancellor emeritus
Plant Biology/Biochemistry


1. In the world of academia, university administrators spend years if not decades as professors before holding high administrative office