CP/EVC Marlene Tromp

Marlene TrompAs the campus chief academic officer and chief operations officer, CP/EVC Marlene Tromp is responsible for providing vision and guidance to the senior leadership team as they work to fulfill our campus mission and attain our strategic goals. She works closely with Chancellor George Blumenthal and is the administration's primary liaison with the Academic Senate.

Tromp's priorities include engaging faculty in the creation of a vibrant academic and research vision, bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to the creation of new sources of revenue, providing focused leadership to support student academic needs, and growing the commitment to serving first-generation college students and a diverse student population.

Tromp joined UC Santa Cruz in 2017 after serving as vice provost for Arizona State University’s West Campus and dean of ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Florida, M.A. in English from the University of Wyoming, and B.A. in English from Creighton University in Nebraska.

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