UC Santa Barbara’s leadership plays a critical role in our university’s stellar reputation, and in advancing it even further. Our administration is as essential to our daily operations as they are to our global research impact, cutting-edge scholarship and dynamic social culture.
Office of the Chancellor
Henry T. Yang was named UC Santa Barbara’s fifth chancellor in 1994. A mechanical engineer, he was formerly the Neil A. Armstrong Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University, where he also served for 10 years as the dean of engineering. Chancellor Yang and his wife, Dilling, live on campus.
The Chancellor guides UC Santa Barbara in its research, teaching and service mission, shaping the university’s direction and long-term strategy by collaborating with constituents on campus, in the broader community, across the University of California and nationwide.
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
Executive Vice Chancellor David Marshall served 16 years as UCSB’s Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts. He was the first Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts and, from 2005 to 2012, also was Executive Dean of the College of Letters and Science.
The Executive Vice Chancellor, in consultation with the Santa Barbara Division of the Academic Senate, oversees academic planning and programming, the development and implementation of academic policy and the academic personnel process.
The Division of Student Affairs provides student services and programs that promote physical and emotional well-being and foster intellectual and personal development.
The Division of Institutional Advancement works to further public understanding and recognition of UC Santa Barbara and its important mission as a leading research university, and to develop support for the institution, politically as well as financially.