Two New Hires in the Office of Government and Community Relations

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Government and Community Relations Sue McKee has announced two new hires in her office

Kaitlin Chell, director of federal relations Photo by Konrad Nagy

Last week, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Government and Community Relations Sue McKee announced two new hires in her office.

Kaitlin Chell became the new director of federal relations on March 24. She was formerly with Lewis-Burke Associates LLC,  a government relations firm specializing in advocating for the public policy interests of institutions of higher education and other research and education organizations. Before that, she was the public affairs coordinator for the American Geophysical Union.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in international studies and Spanish at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, and got her master’s degree in environmental science and policy from Johns Hopkins University. She also studied at Le Cordon Bleu.

Born and raised in San Diego, Chell says she is thrilled to be returning to California after so many years on the East Coast and abroad. “I am even more thrilled to be working at UCR,” she added.

Angel Rodriguez will be the associate director of regional relations

Angel Rodriguez will be the associate director of regional relations

Angel Rodriguez will begin working at UCR on April 1 as the associate director of regional relations. The UCR alumnus graduated in 2008 with a degree in public service and political science. Prior to joining UCR, he was with the Saban Community Clinic as its communications, marketing and research coordinator.

He also worked in the office of former Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge, the California State Senate District 31 campaign, and the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce. Rodriguez says he’s excited to have the opportunity to return to his alma mater, and work collaboratively to strengthen and expand UCR’s engagement in the region.

McKee said, “Kaitlin and Angel bring a vast amount of expertise in government and local community relations, which will further enhance the mission of the university and raise the profile of the campus in Washington, D.C., and throughout Inland Southern California.”

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