Chancellor Kim Wilcox brings the world of Riverside to UCOP
On Wednesday, July 10, the OP Staff Assembly welcomed UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox to UCOP for the third Chancellor Chat of 2019. The event drew a full room in Oakland — including President Janet Napolitano and Chief Operating Officer Rachael Nava — with 125 additional participants tuning in online.
Chancellor Wilcox’s inspiring and lighthearted address was filled with passion for his campus and UC. “Everyone seems to now understand and appreciate the tremendous success we’ve had with students,” Chancellor Wilcox said. “We’re one of the few, if any, research universities in the country where all of our students graduate at about the same rate — our African-American students, our Caucasian students and our Pell students graduate at the same rate as our non–Pell students.”
He also discussed why it’s important to invest in faculty, how UC Riverside’s land properties and community partnerships could be a boon for UC, why the city of Riverside could offer a profitable new frontier for the IT industry and why he doesn’t believe in getting stuck on college rankings. Plus, he introduced a new UC Riverside invention — mosquito-repellant wearable patches made from food-safe ingredients.
If you missed it, you can watch Chancellor Wilcox’s chat here.
Save the date for upcoming Chancellor Chats!
Wednesday, October 2 — Chancellor Block, UC Los Angeles
Wednesday, November 6 — Chancellor Khosla, UC San Diego
Wednesday, January 8 — Chancellor Gillman, UC Irvine
Wednesday, February 5 — Chancellor May, UC Davis
Wednesday, March 4 — Chancellor Hawgood, UC San Francisco
Wednesday, April 1 — Interim Chancellor Brostrom, UC Merced
Wednesday, May 6 — Chancellor Yang, UC Santa Barbara
Wednesday, June 3 – Chancellor Larive, UC Santa Cruz