Advisory Group

Academic Senate
Council of Chancellors
Council of Vice Chancellors

Council of Vice Chancellors for Administration
Council of University of
California Staff Assemblies
Information Technology Leadership Council

Staff Advisors to the UC Regents


Executive Steering Committee

Nathan Brostrom
Executive Vice President for Business
Operations for the University of California

Brostrom serves as chief administrative officer for the University of
California system, with responsibility over systemwide budget, facility construction and maintenance, real estate management, human resource administration,institutional advancement and information technology support. He also oversees the budget and administration of the Office of the President.

Ralph J. Hexter
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost for
UC Davis

As provost and executive vice chancellor, Hexter serves as the number two person in the UC Davis administration, reporting directly to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and representing the chancellor in her absence. He is the campus’ chief academic officer and, in that post, oversees the work of the deans and serves as the chancellor’s principal liaison to the Academic Senate.  Hexter is responsible for guiding the development of academic priorities and strategies; working with the deans to recruit and retain a diverse and talented faculty; and in coordination with the chancellor, leading the university’s strategic planning process, allocating resources to advance strategic priorities, and, with his fellow vice chancellors, managing the daily operation of the campus.  Hexter also holds an appointment as distinguished professor of classics and comparative literature.

Lead Staff

Cathy O’Sullivan
Director, Working Smarter
UC Office of the President

O’Sullivan reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  She is responsible for the management and coordination of the Working Smarter portfolio of initiatives and programs.  O’Sullivan is developing short term and longer term operational strategies to further the success of the current group of projects, encouraging new projects from across the UC system, and refining metrics against which projects and proposals are assessed.