Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer


Please email confidential inquiries, nominations or referrals to:


UC Davis point of contact:

Patty Covington Fleming
Senior Executive Recruitment Partner


General comments or questions regarding the search can be sent by email to

As an integral member of the leadership team, the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer, or AVC/CHRO, supports the university by working collaboratively with leadership, management, faculty and staff across UC Davis, UC Davis Health, the Office of the President and key external constituents to enhance the university’s ability to achieve its people objectives, and sustain a culture that sees people as the university’s greatest strength. Central to this role is the need to ensure a workplace that prioritizes respect, positive relations, diversity, equity, inclusion, well-being and supports the university’s mission. As a member of the Vice Chancellor-Finance, Operations and Administration’s leadership team, the AVC/CHRO leads their team to plan, implement, evaluate and improve organization-wide programs and services including talent acquisition, talent management, executive programs and recruitment, organizational excellence employee and labor relations, performance management, compensation, classification, the Shared Services Organization, rewards and recognition, investigations (UC Davis Health), workforce strategies/Human Resources Information Systems, Academic and Staff Assistance Programs, and disability management.

The recruitment advisory committee is led by co-chairs Karl Engelbach, associate chancellor and chief of staff; and Kirsten Stevenson, principal campus counsel.

The committee also includes campus partners from UC Davis and UC Davis Health.

The national search firm Caldwell Partners is assisting the recruitment advisory committee in identifying potential candidates for this critical position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. The complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy is available online.