Helen Schurke Frasier, PhD

Helen Schurke Frasier

Position Title
Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Chief of Staff

1383A The Grove

Helen Schurke Frasier, PhD 

Assistant Vice Provost and Chief of Staff


Dr. Frasier is responsible for broad oversight of the academic programs centrally administered through Undergraduate Education. She monitors academic enhancements and programmatic activities that support undergraduate student success, close achievement gaps, enhance student learning, improve student retention and persistence, and lead to timely degree completion. She manages strategic decision efforts in collaboration with the undergraduate Associate Deans of the four colleges, the Offices of the Chancellor & Provost, and the UC Office of the President; manages the functions of the Accreditation Liaison Officer and liaises with the university’s accrediting commission; and provides principal counsel to the Vice Provost to conceptualize and implement initiatives that advance and support undergraduate academic experiences.


Within Undergraduate Education, she works directly with four academic and administrative units: the Center for Leadership Learning, the Testing Services Center, Communications, and Business Operations. She also collaborates to promote and support development activities in service of Undergraduate Education’s mission and vision.

Dr. Frasier’s academic research focuses on institutional barriers to degree completion, attrition, and time to degree. An accomplished violinist, her performances include symphonic, soundtrack, and solo appearances. She previously served as the Director, Analysis and Policy for Graduate Studies at the University of California, Davis, Manager of Best Practice Initiatives with the Council of Graduate Schools, and Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University. Dr. Frasier received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. She holds an Ed.M. from Oregon State University and a B.A. in Music (violin and voice) from the University of Puget Sound.