At the system wide level, governance is shared by The University of California Board of Regents, the President of the University of California and staff, the chancellors of the ten UC campuses and staff, and the permanent faculty members of the Academic Senate.
At UC San Diego, all departments, units, and programs are assigned to a particular Vice Chancellorial area. The Ethnic Studies Department, as well as all academic departments, is under Academic Affairs. The Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (EVCAA) is Dr. Paul Drake. An organization chart for the Office of the EVCAA is available at: http://adminrecords.ucsd.edu/PPM/docs/10-0.1.HTML
The Social Sciences Dean for the academic year 2014-15, is Dean Caroll Padden (effective October 1, 2014, Ex. 4-6073. The Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (EVCAA) is Dr. Suresh Subramani who reports to the Chancellor of UCSD, Dr. Pradeep Khosla.