Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity and Equal Protection

University of California Santa Cruz has retained the services of Spelman Johnson, a leading national executive search firm, to assist with leading this search. Applications submitted on or before July 6, 2022 will receive full consideration; applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. A resume or CV, a position specific cover letter, and a Statement on Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  must be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Michel R. Frendian at  For more information, contact Lauren Morgan, Senior Leader HR Manager at

The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)

The Search Advisory Committee

Job Description

Tentative Recruitment Schedule

  • Kickoff Search Advisory Committee Meeting – Mid-June 2022
  • Initial Application Review Date –  July 6, 2022
  • First Interviews – End of July 2022
  • Final Interviews – Mid-August 2022

Final Interview Stage

During final interviews, candidates will be meeting with campus constituents.  Dates and times will be listed on this website when scheduled. Names of final candidates will be announced one week before their interview.

If you have specific questions not addressed on the site, please email Lauren Morgan, our Senior Leader Human Resources Manager, at