University of California, Riverside

Chancellor Search

The Search and Advisory Committee

The Seal of UCR.

The University of California Policy on the Appointment of Chancellors

UC Governance

The president of the University of California system shares governance with the faculty and the 26-member Board of Regents. Each of the system's 10 campuses is led by a chancellor who shares governance with the campus faculty senate.

The Policy in Brief

The Process

  • The five faculty members on the search committee, working with the president, will submit to the full committee for evaluation not fewer than five promising candidates.

  • The committee evaluates the nominations and can add more names.
  • The committee may interview the candidates.
  • The committee will solicit the opinions of other interested groups in whatever manner it considers appropriate.
  • Both the committee and the president should be mindful of the university's commitment to hiring women and underrepresented minorities.
  • After the committee completes its evaluations and advises the UC president, he will make his recommendation to the UC Board of Regents for consideration and approval

View the full policy

Search Committee Members

  • UC Regents Eddie Island, Fred Ruiz, Jonathan Stein, Bruce D. Varner and Charlene Zettel
  • Faculty representatives Robert Powell, chair of the UC Academic Senate and professor of chemical engineering and materials science, UC Davis; Mayfair Yang, professor of religious studies, UC Santa Barbara; Jose Wudka, professor of physics and astronomy, UC Riverside; Yolanda Moses, professor of anthropology, UC Riverside; and Neal Schiller, professor of biomedical sciences, UC Riverside
  • Staff representative Robert Wolfer, information technology manager, UC Riverside
  • Student representatives Liam Dow, president, Associated Students, UC Riverside (undergraduate student representative); and Aaron Jones, chairman, Student Services Fee Advisory Committee, UC Riverside (graduate student representative)
  • Alumni representative Mary Schuler, president of the UC Riverside Alumni Association
  • UC Riverside Foundation representative Thomas T. Haider, M.D, member of the UC Riverside Foundation board of trustees
  • Ex-officio committee members UC President Mark G. Yudof, convener of the committee; and Sherry Lansing, chair of the Board of Regents

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Office of the Chancellor

4108 Hinderaker Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5201
Fax: (951) 827-3866