University of California, Riverside

UC-Mexico Initiative

Leadership Council

The Leadership Council will provide direction for the initiative and provide advice related to policy and resources. The Council's charge is to identify strategic priorities, advise on deployment of resources, and to develop relationships with academia, government, and the private sector in Mexico. Led by Chancellor Kim Wilcox, the Council will seek to leverage the UC investment in the Initiative with external funding, both public and private.

Structure and Charge 


Standing Members 

 Guillermo Aguilar G. Aguilar

 Chair, Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside
 Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside 

 Tel: 951.827.7717 
 Email: gaguilar[at]*

 Term: July 2017 - June 2019




 Stefano Bertozzi S. Bertozzi

 Dean, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley 
 Professor, Health Policy and Management, UC Berkeley 

 Tel: 510.664.7771
 Email: ph_dean[at]*

 Term: July 2017 - June 2019


 Exequiel Ezcurra E. Ezcurra

 Director, UC Mexus 
 Professor, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside 

 Tel: 951.827.3519
 Email: exequiel[at]*

 Term: July 2017 - June 2019




 Melissa Floca M. Floca

 Interim Director, Center for US-Mexican Studies, UC San Diego 

 Tel: 858.534.6066
 Email: mfloca[at]*

 Term: July 2017 - June 2019



 Patricia Gándara P. Gandara

 Co-Chair, The Civil Rights Project, UC Los Angeles 
 Professor, Education, UC Los Angeles 

 Tel: 310.267.5562
 Email: larussman[at]*

 Term: July 2017 - June 2019


 Elyse Gonzales E. Gonzales

 Assistant Director, AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara 
 Curator of Exhibitions, AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara 

 Tel: 805.893.5299
 Email: egonzales[at]*

 Term: July 2017 - June 2019


 Harley Shaiken H. Shaiken

 Director, Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley 
 Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley 

 Tel: 510.642.9678
 Email: hshaiken[at]*

 Term: July 2017 - June 2019


 Horst Simon  H. Simon

 Deputy Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley 

 Tel: 510.486.6100
 Email: hdsimon[at]*

 Term: July 2017 - June 2019



 Ed Taylor E. Taylor

 Director, Rural Economics of the Americas and Pacific Rim, UC Davis 
 Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis 
 Co-Editor, American Journal of Agricultural Economics

 Tel: 510.388.0773
 Email: taylor[at]*

 Term: July 2017 - June 2019


 Kim Wilcox K. Wilcox

 Chancellor, UC Riverside 

 Tel: 951.827.5201
 Email: chancellor[at]*

 Term: July 2017 - June 2019




Ex Officio Members 

 Allert Brown-Gort A. Brown-Gort

 Executive Director, UC Casa de California, UC Office of the President 

 Tel (Mexico):
 Email: allert.brown[at]*

 Term: July 2017 - June 2019


 Art Ellis A. Ellis

 Vice President for Research, UC Office of the President 

 Tel: 510.987.9615
 Email: arthur.ellis[at]*

 Term: July 2017 - June 2019




 Cynthia GiorgioC. Giorgio

 Director, UC-Mexico Initiative

 Tel: 951.827.7884
 Email: cynthia.giorgio[at]*

 Term:July 2017 - June 2019




 Veronique RoriveV. Rorive

 Assistant Director, UC-Mexico Initiative 

 Tel: 951.827.4558
 Email: veronique.rorive[at]*

 Term:July 2017 - June 2019



 UCOP Liason, UC Office of the President 





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Tel: (951) 827-1012

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