Wide portrait of EVCP Emily Carter

About the Office

The position of UCLA executive vice chancellor and provost is currently held by Emily A. Carter, who began her tenure on September 1, 2019.

The EVCP’s responsibilities encompass two areas: As executive vice chancellor, Dr. Carter works closely with the chancellor to formulate and implement administrative priorities and serves as acting chancellor in the chancellor’s absence. As provost, she is UCLA’s chief academic officer, responsible for developing and implementing academic programs and policies, overseeing faculty recruitment and retention, and serving as the liaison to the UCLA Academic Senate.

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Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily A. Carter

An accomplished scientist, distinguished professor, and experienced academic administrator, EVCP Carter began her independent academic career at UCLA in 1988 as a member of the chemistry and biochemistry faculty. She moved to Princeton University in 2004, where she was most recently dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, before returning to UCLA to take up her current role in 2019.

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Statement on the Importance of Constructive Dialogue

In a diverse university community committed to rigorous inquiry and free expression, disagreements — intellectual, political, ethical, or otherwise — will inevitably arise. At UCLA, my hope is that we do not feel threatened by differences of opinion but instead view them as opportunities to engage and learn from each other. With faculty, students, and staff hailing from all over the world, UCLA affords all of us the benefit of encountering, considering, wrestling with, and responding to ideas we have never come across before, even those that make us uncomfortable.

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