Kim Wilcox

Higher Ed

  • Mobility
  • Achievement gap
  • Research universities
  • Public universities

Kim A. Wilcox is chancellor at UC Riverside. During his tenure, UC Riverside has seen historic growth across its education, research, and public service missions, including record improvements in student success, research funding, and philanthropic giving as well as the establishment of new schools of medicine and public policy. He has been an active participant on a variety of higher education advisory boards and committees. He currently serves on the NCAA Presidential Forum and as a member of the board of directors for the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities. He serves as a representative of the University as a member of the Council on Competitiveness, a nonpartisan organization consisting of university presidents, CEOs, labor leaders, and national lab directors working to promote innovation and growth in the U.S. economy. Wilcox advocates for a university system that acknowledges the importance of raising students’ socioeconomic status. He can speak on the disproportionate attention paid to the nation’s private, elite universities. He can also comment on college access, free college tuition, and the U.S. News rankings.