Interim Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Lori G. Kletzer

Interim Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Lori G. KletzerInterim Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Lori Kletzer, UC Santa Cruz’s chief academic officer and chief operations officer, is responsible for providing vision and guidance to the senior leadership team as it works to fulfill our campus mission and reach our strategic goals. She works closely with Chancellor Cindy Larive, and is the administration's primary liaison with the university’s Academic Senate.

Kletzer's priorities include supporting faculty in their teaching, research, creative scholarship, and service; ensuring the academic needs of students are met; seeking new support and resources for our academic mission; growing our commitment to serving a diverse student population; and fostering an inclusive community for students, faculty and staff.

Kletzer is a labor economist. Her most recent research focuses on the domestic labor market effects of globalization and policy responses. She has been affiliated with UC Santa Cruz since 1992, and has contributed to campus as chair of the economics department, Academic Senate chair and vice chair, and vice provost and dean of graduate studies. She was provost and dean of faculty at Colby College from 2010 to July 2017. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley and her undergraduate degree from Vassar College.

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