Associate Chancellor Christine Victorino has informed me of her plans to step down from her position on June 30. She has admirably served in this role since 2016.
As chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor, Christine has been instrumental in helping to lead our campus through a dynamic season in which UC Riverside has grown in enrollment, revenue, research performance, and national reputation.
She has served in interim leadership roles in the Chief Compliance Office and in Governmental and Community Relations and has supported university leadership and the campus during numerous transitions and challenges. Throughout a significant portion of the COVID-19 pandemic Christine coordinated the university’s integrated response, helping to navigate us during one of the most challenging seasons in our history.
I’m deeply appreciative of Christine’s willingness to accept challenging assignments that have made our campus a better place to learn and work.
Prior to assuming the role of Associate Chancellor, Christine served as Assistant Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, where she was directly involved with shaping our campuswide student success activities.
In addition to her many professional contributions, Christine and her family have supported UCR through their philanthropy. The Victorino-Clark family established the Associate Chancellor Staff Scholarship Fund to support professional development and mentorship for UCR staff.
I’m pleased that Christine will retain ties to the university after she steps down from her current position. She will continue to teach part-time in the UCR School of Education and co-lead the university’s AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving Institutions) committee with Vice Chancellor Mariam Lam.
We will soon launch a search to identify our next Associate Chancellor.
Please join me in thanking Christine for her accomplishments and service to UCR and wishing her well in her next professional chapter.