Appointment of Patricia Turner as Senior Dean of the College of Letters and Science

July 14, 2016

UCLA Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Administrative Officers

It is my pleasure to inform you that, following consultation with deans and faculty, the Chancellor and I have appointed Dean and Vice Provost Patricia Turner as Senior Dean of the College of Letters and Science. She will serve a two-year term, beginning July 1, 2016.

As you know, in addition to leading their divisions, the five College deans share responsibility for College-wide issues and functions. As Senior Dean, Pat will continue her leadership of the Division of Undergraduate Education, and she will also coordinate the deans’ shared responsibilities by:

  • Convening the College deans and leadership as needed for planning, budgeting, and decision-making on College-wide issues and policies;
  • Ensuring that staff for the Office of the Deans receive appropriate supervision and support;
  • Working with College Development on all aspects of fund-raising that cut across the divisions;
  • Representing the College on campus, systemwide, and externally.

Since joining UCLA in 2013, Pat has proven to be a highly effective leader, with a special talent for bringing people together in the pursuit of academic excellence. The Chancellor and I look forward to working with Pat to ensure that the College remains UCLA’s strong and vital academic hub. Please join me in congratulating her.


Scott L. Waugh
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost