Content Tagged with: Kim A. Wilcox

Deadline to provide vaccination proof is Aug. 16

Aug. 16 is the deadline for UC Riverside employees and students to upload vaccination records for fall 2021. The announcement was made in a July 16 message from Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to the campus community. Previously, the UC system announced its SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program requiring vaccinations in order...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students, Health

UCR, University Innovation Alliance mark milestone

The University Innovation Alliance, or UIA, a national group of public research universities working to improve student success, announced June 7 that it has exceeded graduation targets set during President Obama’s College Opportunity Summit. The University of California, Riverside, is one of 11 founding members of the UIA, which launched...

By UCR News | | University

Color tiers will end; UCR revisits fall plans

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement about a full California reopening on June 15 didn’t scramble UC Riverside’s plans for fall 2021, but it threw in some hot sauce. “It made us more progressive in our planning,” UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox said. “If COVID-19 vaccinations continue to trend as they are...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UCR offers commencement compromise

A plan announced by Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox on Wednesday aims to address graduates' urge to walk at commencement, while respecting the caution still required by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Under the plan, graduates can have their photos taken on stage, but no guests will be permitted. A prerecorded 30-minute...

By UCR News | | University

UC Riverside reaches 77.3% for six-year graduation rate

UC Riverside’s six-year graduation rate — considered a leading measure of higher education excellence — has realized a new record. According to new numbers from UCR’s Office of Institutional Research, among freshmen who entered UCR in 2014, 77.3% graduated by 2020. That breaks the previous record of 76%, set last...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

UCR again named a top social mobility university

UCR was named the No. 4 university in the country in terms of social mobility, which gauges a school's success in elevating its graduates to higher income brackets.

By J.D. Warren | | University

Elizabeth Watkins to be appointed UCR provost and EVC

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced the appointment of Elizabeth Watkins as provost and executive vice chancellor effective May 1, 2021, pending approval by University of California President Michael Drake. Watkins has extensive experience as a University of California administrator, faculty member, and leader in the Academic Senate. As...

By UCR News | | University

'A Happy Homecoming' for Michael Drake

In a crisp blue suit, new UC President Michael Drake addressed the challenges facing the UC system in terms of the pandemic and budget shortfalls, and announced the advent of his personal “looking and listening tour.”

By UCR News | | University

University of California names Michael Drake its president

The University of California Board of Regents unanimously named Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake, M.D., as the next president of the 10-campus UC system. Drake, 69, is the 21st UC president, succeeding the retiring Janet Napolitano. When he assumes the helm in August, he will be the first...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Hispanic enrollment report names UCR No. 1

UC Riverside stands alone among the nation’s 428 more selective public universities by exceeding its potential for the number of Hispanic students it enrolls, according to new report from the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute. UCR enrolls 2% more Hispanic students than are in its college market, the report finds. That...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Chancellor's L.A. Times op-ed broaches fever to abolish SATs

In an L.A. Times op-ed UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox weighs in on the debate whether to keep standardized tests as part of the UC admissions process.

By UCR News | | University

UC Riverside scores another big win in college rankings

UC Riverside climbed 37 places in the most recent Forbes magazine rankings, from No. 64 to No. 27.

By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside registers greatest gain in U.S. News rankings

UC Riverside made larger gains than any university in the United States in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. UCR jumped 39 positions in the 2019 rankings, from No. 124 in 2018, to No. 85. UCR is ranked the No. 35 public university in the nation...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside among Washington Monthly’s Top 30

University achieves high marks for social mobility, research, and public service

By J.D. Warren | | University

UCR explores collaboration with China’s top educations and entrepreneurs

This spring, a University of California, Riverside delegation traveled 6,698 miles west to Guangzhou, Guangdong, and Anhui Province in eastern China to strengthen UCR’s relationships with the region’s top educators, researchers, and government officials. Across the Pacific Ocean, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and Kelechi Kalu, vice provost of International Affairs...

By Brittney Carolina | | Business

UCR explores collaboration with Chinese leaders

This spring, a University of California, Riverside delegation traveled 6,698 miles west to Guangzhou, Guangdong, and Anhui Province in eastern China to strengthen UCR’s relationships with the region’s top educators, researchers, and government officials. Across the Pacific Ocean, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and Kelechi Kalu, vice provost of International Affairs...

By Brittney Carolina | | Business

UCR’s first family makes new commitment to support students

Chancellor Kim Wilcox and his wife, Diane Del Buono, previously created the 13th Chancellor’s Research Fellowship

By J.D. Warren | | University