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Campus to Meet New Chancellor Thursday

UC Regents will meet Thursday to vote on new chancellor for UC Riverside

Campus Welcome is set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the University Theatre

(May 14, 2008)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- The University of California Board of Regents will consider the appointment of and compensation for a new chancellor for the UC Riverside campus as part of its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 15, at UCLA's Covel Commons.

The Regents' compensation and educational policy committees will first meet jointly in closed session at 8:30 a.m., followed by a closed session of the full board. At approximately 9 a.m., following public comment, the compensation committee and then the full board will meet in open session to approve the new chancellor's compensation.

Live audio broadcasts of all of the open-session meetings will be available via the Internet. For more information:

Immediately after the Regents' action, the new chancellor will be available for interviews with media attending the meeting at the UCLA Covel Commons location. After that the new chancellor will travel to Riverside for a campus welcome event at 4 p.m. in University Theatre. UC President Robert Dynes will introduce the new chancellor to students, staff and faculty. That welcome event will be Web cast and available from the campus home page,

The new chancellor will succeed France A. Córdova, who was appointed president of Purdue University in May 2007. Córdova had served as UC Riverside's seventh chancellor for five years, beginning in July 2002.

Robert D. Grey has served as acting chancellor since last June. He previously had a long and distinguished career at UC Davis, where he had been a faculty member since 1967 and served as dean of its division of biological sciences and as provost and executive vice chancellor.

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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