Vice Provost J. Nicholas Entrikin to Become Vice President & Associate Provost for Internationalization at University of Notre Dame

May 13, 2010

UCLA Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

To:     Vice Chancellors, Deans, Directors, Department Chairs and Administrative Officers

Dear Colleagues,

It is with a great sense of loss for UCLA and mixed emotions that I share the news that J. Nicholas Entrikin, vice provost of international studies, has accepted the position of vice president and associate provost for internationalization at the University of Notre Dame.  His appointment to this newly established position is certainly a tremendous gain for Notre Dame.

Nick has been part of the UCLA faculty since 1975.  He was named acting vice provost in 2007 and vice provost in 2009.  He has also served as chair of the Department of Geography; chaired the founding committee for the Institute of the Environment; and co-founded the UCLA History-Geography Project.  Nick has also been active in faculty governance for many years.  His service as chair of the College Faculty Executive Committee and the Council on Academic Personnel are both examples of his dedication.

As UCLA’s international studies, international alliances and international presence have become increasingly more important, Nick has led our efforts in these areas.  He has been a strong leader of the International Institute, with responsibilities ranging from promoting examination of international issues to working with deans and faculty members on international exchange programs to maintaining active engagement in international alumni and donor relations.  We are deeply grateful for all that he has contributed to UCLA.

I will soon name an acting vice provost and launch a search for Nick’s successor.  On behalf of UCLA leadership and the entire university, I want to thank Nick for his 35 years of exemplary service and wish him much success in his new endeavor.


Scott L. Waugh
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost