Silicon Valley Campus Leadership

PK Agarwal, Dean, University Extension

P.K. Agarwal, a celebrated technology and academic leader in Silicon Valley, was appointed dean of UCSC Silicon Valley Extension in August 2019. He previously served as dean and CEO of Northeastern University-Silicon Valley where he oversaw the launch and growth of the University by creating innovative programs, working with major employers, and contributing to the economic vitality of the San Francisco Bay Area. Formerly, he was CEO of TiE Global, an organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship across 61 cities in 18 countries. As Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s chief technology officer for the State of California, he helped pioneer the use of the internet in government and shaped the national and state policy in this area. He also served as the president of the National Association of State CIOs and the National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council (ec3). He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, an adjunct faculty at USC and USF, and he serves as chair of Future 500, a Bay Area-based pioneer in global sustainability.

Dean Agarwal can be contacted through Kerry Williams,, Communications Officer for the Office of the Dean, (408) 861-3740.  

Dr. Alexander Wolf, Dean, Jack Baskin School of Engineering

Alexander Wolf serves as dean of the Baskin School of Engineering and is a distinguished professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His achievements include seminal work in software architecture, business analytics, and information-centric networks. 

Leading in the areas of health engineering, climate and sustainability, machine learning, artificial intelligence, games, human computer interaction, materials, devices, instruments, computing, and engineering math, Baskin Engineering offers 13 undergraduate and 17 graduate programs in 6 departments: Applied Mathematics, Biomolecular Engineering, Computational Media, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Statistics.

Contact Dean, (831) 459-4877.