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Ralph Hexter was announced as the acting Chancellor of UC Davis at the end of April 2016.  Details are still in the process of being revealed, after Linda Katehi was placed on administrative leave.

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October 13, 2012
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Ralph Jay Hexter was named Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor on November 23, 2010. Provost Hexter will also hold an appointment as a Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at UCD. He came to UCD from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where he had served as president since 2005. A graduate of Harvard College, Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford and Yale University, he began his academic career in Yale's classics department. He later moved to the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he directed the graduate program in comparative literature. He also taught at UC Berkeley beginning in 1995, serving as chair of comparative literature, and later served as both dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities and executive dean of the College of Letters and Science.

Provost Hexter is one of the few openly gay campus leaders in the U.S.; he married his longtime partner, Manfred Kollmeier, in 2007.