UC Riverside

Office of the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

Our Role

Vice Chancellor
Peter A. Hayashida
Peter Hayashida

University Advancement tells compelling, impactful stories featuring UC Riverside's remarkable faculty, students, and programs. Its mission is to inspire pride, commitment, and investment in UCR. The organization is responsible for activities that provide a framework for strong support and enduring relationships with a range of constituencies including alumni, parents, donors, community members, legislators, media, and friends of the University. These coordinated efforts encourage, promote and secure public and private resources to enhance recruitment and retention of world-class faculty, matriculation of a talented student body that reflects California's diverse population, and leading-edge facilities and equipment necessary for inquiry and the creation of knowledge for the 21st century.


Alumni & Constituent Relations

Engages more than 100,000 living graduates and supports UCR's Alumni Association, Parents Association, and Student Alumni Association.

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Jorge Ancona
Jorge Ancona, Assistant Vice Chancellor


Leads the campus's efforts to encourage and secure private financial support from alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations.

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Hieu Nguyen
Hieu NguyenAssociate Vice Chancellor

UCR Foundation

A nonprofit corporation which actively promotes and encourages private philanthropy for the advancement of UCR and manages donated resources.

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Pat Kohlmeier
Pat Kohlmeier, Executive Director

Strategic Communications

Advances UCR's reputation, mission, priorities and values through integrated programs including creative design services, media relations, marketing, video production, and website development.

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James Grant
James Grant, Assistant Vice Chancellor

UA Finance & Administration

Provides robust infrastructure for successful front-line advancement efforts, including resource management, information technology, fiscal accountability, and strategic planning.

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Jan Wildman
Jan Wildman, Associate Vice Chancellor & CFAO

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