In light of UCLA Chancellor Gene Block’s plans to step down at the end of July 2024, UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D. has announced the formation of a search advisory committee to support the international search for UCLA’s next chancellor. President Drake will chair the committee, which is comprised of UC Regents, university faculty, staff, students, alumni and UCLA Foundation representatives.

The chancellor of UCLA is the campus’s chief executive officer, shaping the vision for and strategic direction of the campus as well as growing and diversifying revenue streams in support of the university’s mission. With responsibility for managing UCLA’s $10.2 billion budget, the chancellor also plays a vital external role, serving as a thought leader and working with colleagues around the world to address challenges and opportunities both at UCLA and across higher education. The new chancellor will take up the role at a pivotal moment in UCLA’s 104-year history, as the campus enacts a five-year strategic plan, deepens its commitment to inclusive excellence, expands in Southern California with new sites in Downtown L.A. and the South Bay, and extends its public impact across California and the world. 

The chancellor reports to the president of the University of California, and serves as a peer and partner to chancellors of the other nine UC campuses. When a vacancy occurs or is imminent, the UC Board of Regents and the UC President each has a role in the appointment of a new chancellor. A search advisory committee with broad representation will help select the next chancellor, per Regents Policy 7102.

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Chancellor Search Advisory Committee

  • Michael V. Drake, M.D., UC President (Committee Chair)
  • Richard Leib, Chair, UC Board of Regents
  • Gareth Elliott, UC Regent
  • Ana Matosantos, UC Regent
  • Janet Reilly, UC Regent
  • Richard Sherman, UC Regent
  • Jonathan Sures, UC Regent
  • James Steintrager, Chair, Systemwide Academic Senate and Professor of English, Comparative Literature and European Languages and Studies, UC Irvine
  • Linda Demer, Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Bioengineering, UCLA
  • Andrea Ghez, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
  • Angela Riley, Professor of Law and American Indian Studies, UCLA
  • Thomas Chi, Professor of Urology, UC San Francisco
  • Alicia Miñana de Lovelace, Board Chair, UCLA Foundation
  • Ann Wang, President, UCLA Alumni Association
  • Ana Esquivel, Staff Representative, UCLA
  • Naomi Hammonds, President, UCLA Undergraduate Students Association
  • Noor Nakhaei, President, UCLA Graduate Student Association

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Position Profile

View UCLA Chancellor Search Position Profile 2024 (PDF)

UCLA Chancellor Search FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the search.

Inviting Input from the Campus Community

All members of the UCLA community and other members of the public were invited to share their suggestions, feedback and comments regarding the next Chancellor through early January 2024. Bruin students, staff, faculty and alumni also had the opportunity to engage in November 2023 town halls. The UCLA Chancellor Search Advisory Committee thanks and appreciates all the input received. The community and public input period is now closed. For general search questions, please contact: uclachancellorsearch@ucop.edu.

Nominations, Inquiries, and Applications

The University of California has retained SP&A Executive Search to support this recruitment. Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications may be emailed to apsearch@spaexec.com.

Chancellor Search Timeline

November: Leaning and Listening. Campus Day, Stakeholder Town Halls, Written Input Accepted, Search Advisory Committee Discussions. November to December: Define. Define and Finalize Chancellor Position, Develop Candidate Criteria and Outreach Strategy. November to February: Building Candidate Pool. Equity and Implicit Bias Training for Search Advisory Committee, President Drake requests Nomination from UC and Peer University Leaders, Advertise Position, Solicit Nominations from UCLA Community, Executive Candidate Outreach Strategy, Additional Research by Search Firm to Identify Candidate. December to March: Winnowing. Nominations Subcommittee Reviews all Prospective Candidates. Search Advisory Committee Reviews Prospective Candidates, Determination of Candidate Interest, Full Search Advisory Committee Identifies Candidates for Committee Interview. March to May: Selection. Full Search Advisory Committee Interviews Candidates, Full Search Advisory Committee Recommends Semi-Finalists to President Drake, President Drake Interviews Semi-Finalists, President Drake and Staff Perform Reference and Background Checks, President Drake Recommends Finalist to the UC Board of Regents, Regents Vote on Chancellor Nominee.