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UC Riverside has New Assistant Vice Chancellor

Robb Drury will help manage UCR’s Advancement Division

(January 18, 2006)

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Robb Drury

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( UC Riverside Vice Chancellor William Boldt has promoted Robb Drury to the new position of Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Operations Officer for the University Advancement division.

As the principal staff advisor to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, he will manage complex projects, promoting the best practices available in security, safety, employee relations, communications and resource management. University Advancement includes fund-raising, marketing and media relations, alumni relations and governmental and community relations. The first two projects will include a conversion to new record-keeping software and assistance with communication and fundraising for UCR’s planned medical school.

"I am pleased to promote Robb to this important role,” said Boldt. “His leadership abilities will contribute to meeting UCR’s ambitious fund-raising and marketing goals.”

For the past year, Drury was the Executive Director of Advancement Operations overseeing donor research and relations, advancement services, and the UCR Fund. Prior to his arrival at UCR in Jan., 2005, Drury was the Director of Advancement Services at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has also worked for San Jose State University, several non-profit advocacy groups and lobbyists in Sacramento.

Drury is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE); the California Advancement Researchers Association (CARA) and the Association for Professional Researchers Association (APRA). He earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Sacramento State University and a master’s of public administration from San Jose State University.


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