Two Town Hall Events Seek Input From Campus Community

Provost Dallas Rabenstein will give an update on the UCR budget and strategic plan; members of the chancellor search advisory committee are asking for feedback on key UCR issue

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Two Town Hall meetings will be held in the upcoming week.

The first one will be held on Friday, Feb. 22,  by the campus representatives to the chancellor search advisory committee, a group appointed by UC President Mark Yudof last December. The committee is involved in recruiting, screening and conducting interviews with candidates for the position; as such, it is encouraging UCR students, staff and faculty to give their input on the characteristics they’d like to see in the next permanent chancellor and give feedback on key leadership issues. The Town Hall will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the HUB, Room 302 South.

Those who are unable to attend may provide their input to the advisory committee at  The website also contains additional information about the search process, including a copy of the position description and a list of other advisory committee members.

Representatives for the upcoming Town Hall include:

  • Jose Wudka, professor of physics and astronomy and chair of the Riverside division of the academic senate
  • Yolanda Moses, professor of anthropology and associate vice chancellor for diversity, excellence, and equity
  • Neal Schiller, professor of biomedical sciences and senior associate dean, School of Medicine
  • Robert Wolfer, information technology officer, GSOE, and vice president of the UCR Staff Assembly
  • Aaron Jones, Graduate Student Association
  • Liam Dow, Associated Students of UCR

On Monday, Feb. 25, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dallas Rabenstein will hold a Town Hall meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the HUB, Room 302 North. He will discuss updates on the budget, faculty retentions, student enrollment, budget transparency, campus campaign and implementation of UCR 2020. The discussion will also be webcast in real time at In an email sent campuswide, Rabenstein asked UCR constituents to email questions and issues he should address at the Town Hall to

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