Current Searches

Current executive-level searches being conducted by the chancellor's office appear below:

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (2021)


We seek input from the campus community about this critical position. Please submit your input on this online survey(link is external). The survey should take approximately 10 minutes. It is a way for the search committee and search consultants to seek input from the Berkeley research community in all areas. Your feedback will be very helpful to the committee as it searches for the next EVCP. Information gathered by early June will be used in drafting the position description, and the survey will be available throughout the search. Please note that your responses will be anonymous.


The Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP) search committee members and search firm were selected in spring 2021. Stakeholder listening sessions will take place in May and early June to gather feedback about the skills and qualities that are needed in the next EVCP and about the short- and long-term priorities for this role. More information, including a full position description, will come later this summer after stakeholder listening sessions are held.  

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Search Committee Roster 2021

Carol Christ, Chancellor (Chair)

Amani Allen, Executive Associate Dean and Professor, School of Public Health

Barbara Bakar, CEO, Barbara and Gerson Bakar Foundation and Gerson Bakar Foundation; Founder and President, Achieve

Dat Le, Executive Assistant Dean, Administration, Engineering

David Schaffer, Director, QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

James Weichert, Undergraduate Student and Head of Staff, ASUC Office of Academic Affairs

Maria Pettis, Graduate Student and Campus Affairs Vice President, Graduate Assembly

Olufemi Ogundele, Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment & Dean of Undergraduate Admission

Peter Chernin, CEO, The Chernin Group

Raka Ray, Dean, College of Letters and Science, Division of Social Sciences

Ronald Cohen, Vice Chair, Academic Senate and Professor, Chemistry and Earth and Planetary Science

Rosemarie Rae, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Vishaan Chakrabarti, Dean, College of Environmental Design

The committee is being staffed by Andrea Lambert, Chief of Staff to the EVCP, and James Kao, Berkeley Executive Search Manager.

Additional information about the search, such as an online survey for stakeholder feedback on the position priorities, and a full position description will be added later.

The search is being supported by the executive search firm WittKieffer. Comments, inquiries, and nominations can be sent directly to the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search, Suzanne Teer, Zach Smith, Ph.D., Veena Abraham, J.D., and Alejandra Gillette-Teran, at sends e-mail).