A Message from EVCP Claude Steele

Welcome to the web site of the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP) at UC Berkeley.

As the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, I have responsibilities in two domains:

As "Executive Vice Chancellor", I serve as Chancellor Nicholas Dirks' leading senior executive responsible for day-to-day campus operations, and work closely with the Chancellor to develop and implement his vision and priorities for the Berkeley campus. I convene senior administrators to address issues that cut across divisional lines and lead strategic campus initiatives in partnership with the Chancellor. 

As "Provost", I am the chief academic officer for the Berkeley campus, responsible for the planning, development, implementation, assessment and improvement of all academic programs, policies and supporting infrastructure. I am responsible for ensuring Berkeley's academic preeminence by overseeing faculty recruitment, retention and renewal as well as through review of appointments, tenure and promotion for Berkeley's 1,600 fulltime faculty. I am also responsible for the planning, quality and delivery of education provided to Berkeley's 26,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 graduate students. These activities are carried out in partnership with the Academic Senate under Berkeley's shared governance model.

Supporting my office in these efforts is a team of exceptional academic leaders – Vice Chancellors, Vice Provosts, and Deans – as well as professional staff working closely with us. We are all committed to sustaining Berkeley's extraordinary access and excellence. 


Claude M. Steele