UC Riverside to Hold Investiture Ceremony for Chancellor Wilcox Thursday, April 24

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox will be formally invested by UC President Janet Napolitano

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox Photo by Carrie Rosema

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox will receive the Chancellor Medal in an investiture ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Student Recreation Center, in front of about 1,000 people, including guests from around the University of California system and other national academic institutions.

A reception follows at the bell tower, with carillon music, student performance groups, and refreshments that include a citrus mojito and blue and gold cupcakes.

Wilcox was appointed as the ninth chancellor of UCR by the UC Board of Regents on August 8, 2013. A first-generation college graduate, Wilcox is now chancellor at one of the most exciting times on the UCR campus, with the new medical school, the new school of public policy, expanding research opportunities and the potential to broaden the campus’s international reach.

Watch the Webcast here: 

Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano

UC President Janet Napolitano will be the person who formally invests Wilcox with the Chancellor Medal. The traditions of the ceremony will include academic regalia, messages of welcome from students, staff, faculty and fellow UC leaders, bagpipes (of course) and remarks from Chancellor Wilcox about his plans for the future of UC Riverside.

To celebrate the investiture, the campus has invited three national thought leaders to offer views on “The Future of the American Research University.” There will be free public parking and refreshments provided.

Michael Crow Arizona State University

Michael Crow
Arizona State University

• “Innovations in Higher Education,” featuring Arizona State University President Michael Crow, 3 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the University  Theatre





Jeffrey Riedinger, photo courtesy of University of Washington

Jeffrey Riedinger, photo courtesy of University of Washington



• “Globalization and The University,” featuring University of Washington Vice Provost for Global Affairs Jeffrey Riedinger, 4 p.m., Friday, May 16, at the Genomics Auditorium  






Peter McPherson

Peter McPherson



• “The Public University of the 21st Century,” featuring Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson, 4 p.m., Friday May 30 at the Materials Science and Engineering Building (MS&E), Room 0116.   Parking will be in Lot 19.

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