This collection consists of
administrative records from the University of California, Irvine, Vice Chancellor, Academic
Affairs, a.k.a. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, from 1960-2009. The bulk of the
collection contains academic planning materials, which includes academic plans for various
schools and departments, Academic Task Force (ATF) files, budget planning papers, deans'
meeting minutes, and Honors Convocation ceremonies material. Also included are the student
affirmative action five-year plan and the chronological files for Executive Vice Chancellor
and Provost, Dr. William Lillyman. This collection also includes 13 boxes of unprocessed
chronological files for various provosts and associate vice chancellors within academic
affairs. In addition, there is material documenting the Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows
The position of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor began as the Vice Chancellor of
Academic Affairs in 1962 as one of the initial positions created during the planning of the
university. Ivan R. Hinderaker, the first Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, was
responsible for much of the early academic planning and recruitment of the senior
administrators at UCI. In late 1977, the title was changed to the Executive Vice Chancellor
(EVC) to reflect the growing responsibilities of the position, with James L. McGaugh serving
as the first EVC from 1977 to 1982. The position underwent a second change upon the
departure of McGaugh; from 1982 to 1985, William J. Lillyman was called The Vice Chancellor
until the title returned to Executive Vice Chancellor by April 1985. In 2006, the title
changed to its current incarnation, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.
4.8 Linear Feet
(8 boxes + 17 linear feet of unprocessed addition)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are generally retained
by the creators of the records and their heirs, unless transferred to the University of
California. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright
and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
Processed components of the collection are open for research. Unprocessed additions may
contain restricted materials. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and
Archives in advance to request access.