Vice Provost of Administrative Resolution appointed

September 7, 2021
Elizabeth Watkins
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
September 7, 2021

Dear Colleagues, 
 
I am pleased to announce that Professor Philip Brisk will serve as UCR’s Vice Provost of Administrative Resolution beginning September 7th, 2021. 
 
The VPAR is an important campus leadership position responsible for anticipating, preventing, mitigating, and resolving conflict through mediation, informal negotiation, and formal procedures of review and resolution. Dr. Brisk will work closely with Title IX, the Academic Senate, Campus Counsel, the Ombudsperson, Student Affairs, Labor Relations, Affirmative Action, Campus Police, and many others to review and resolve issues. 
 
Dr. Brisk came to UCR in 2009 already familiar with the UC system, having received his Ph.D., master’s, and bachelor’s degrees all from UCLA. His areas of research include programmable microfluidics, design automation methodologies for semiconductor hardware, and time-series data mining and applications. His work has earned him several Best and Distinguished Paper Awards, as well as the NSF CAREER Award in 2014. In addition to his research and teaching, Philip brings an impressive service record on campus, in the Academic Senate, in BCOE, and in his home program of Computer Science and Engineering.
 
I would like to thank Dan Jeske for his service as Interim VPAR over the past 14 months, while also serving as Vice Provost for Academic Personnel.  I am grateful for his ability to tend to both positions and glad he will now be able to give his full attention to the VPAP role.
                                  
Finally, I want to express my sincere thanks to the search committee for their guidance in making this selection. Please join me in congratulating VPAR Brisk and welcoming him to his new role.