UC President, UCR Chancellor to Meet with Moreno Valley Students

Visits are part of Achieve UC, aimed at communities with low college-going rates

UC President Janet Napolitano, right, is pictured with UCR Chancellor Kim Wilcox in 2016.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — University of California President Janet Napolitano will meet with hundreds of high school students at Valley View High School in Moreno Valley, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 9, to deliver the message that college — and a UC education — are within reach.

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox, Superintendent Martinrex Kedziora, and Valley View High Principal Karen Johnson will join Napolitano at a student assembly and rally.

Napolitano will talk to students about applying to college and the ready availability of financial aid. More than half of UC’s California undergraduates pay no tuition thanks to UC’s Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan and other grants and scholarships.

Following her visit to Valley View, Napolitano will travel to nearby Moreno Valley College (MVC) where she will meet with dozens of students from the Inland Empire and Southern California, as well as leadership, faculty and staff from MVC and the Riverside Community College District.

Napolitano’s visit to Moreno Valley is part of Achieve UC, a multiyear effort to encourage students in communities with low college-going rates to aim for a high-quality college education. Napolitano, chancellors and senior leaders from each of UC’s 10 campuses will visit with some 2,500 high school students over the next month to encourage students to apply to UC and help them make informed choices about college.

Both Valley View and Moreno Valley will be open to the press. The event at Valley View will kick off at 9 a.m. PDT and be livestreamed at www.mvusd.net/live/. Napolitano’s meeting at MVC will begin at 11 a.m. in the MVC Humanities Building (Room 129).

Reporters interested in covering any part of Napolitano’s visit to Moreno Valley should RSVP to Stephanie Beechem at stephanie.beechem@ucop.edu or (510) 987-0188. On Thursday, reporters should check in at the Valley View front desk or the northwest entrance to the MVC Humanities Building.

Valley View is located at 13135 Nason St. in Moreno Valley. Moreno Valley College is located at 16130 Lasselle St., a 10-minute drive from the high school.

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