Citizens University Committee

Citizens University Committee (CUC) Overview

The Citizens University Committee (CUC) was founded in 1948 by Riverside community leaders with the purpose of bringing a University of California campus to Riverside. Over the past 70 years, the CUC has played a key role in advocating on behalf of the campus, and providing a town-gown connection between UCR and the community. Citizens University Committee is one of the best ways for you to tap into UCR’s vibrant energy! We host dynamic breakfast meetings which feature the latest cutting-edge research and ideas UCR has to offer. The CUC provides a unique and fun connection between the campus and the community. Our breakfasts often feature elected officials, campus and community updates, and a great opportunity to network and meet new people.


CUC Membership

The CUC invites you to join with us in making a difference by becoming a member. Stay connected and receive information regarding upcoming events. Your membership fee and participation help keep CUC continuing year after year! Annual dues are:
  • $50 single membership
  •  $80 couple membership 
  • $150 corporate membership 
To pay by credit card

 CUC Membership

To pay by check

Please include your name(s), phone number, email, and address.

Make checks payable to: 
Memo Line: 
Mail to: 
UC Riverside
ATTN: Jackie Rodriguez 
1101 Hinderaker Hall
Riverside, CA 92521-0153

CUC Scholarship Fund

CUC also encourages members and supporters to make a charitable contribution to the CUC Scholarship Fund. An education changes everything. As part of your charitable donations, you can support the education of students at America’s most transformational public university.

Financial gifts of every size have great impact at UC Riverside, enhancing the student experience and providing funding where it’s needed most on campus. A recurring donation, either monthly or annually, is a simple way to increase the impact of your donations.

CUC Scholarship Fund

2022-2023 CUC Event Schedule

Register for CUC Events

Upcoming 2022-2023 events

Breakfast Meeting, Wednesday, October, 26, 2022 7:15 AM @ AVC | 3701 Canyon Crest Dr.

Breakfast Meeting, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:15 AM @ AVC | 3701 Canyon Crest Dr.

Breakfast Meeting, Wednesday, February 22, 2023 7:15 AM @ AVC | 3701 Canyon Crest Dr.

*Affiliates Luncheon, March 15, 2023 11:30 AM @ The Barn Stable | 1500 W. Campus Drive

Breakfast Meeting, Wednesday, April 26, 2023 7:15 AM @ AVC | 3701 Canyon Crest Dr.

*Evening Meeting, Tuesday, May 16, 2023 5:30 PM @ AVC | 3701 Canyon Crest Dr.

Past Events
 2021 Fall Kick-off Recording
November 17, 2021 Recording 
January 26, 2022 Recording

CUC Leadership

  • Allison Mackenzie, Executive Vice President, Babcock Laboratories, Inc.
Executive Board Members
  • Steve Harding, Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institution, UCR
  • Karl L. Hicks, Certified Financial Planner, Leonard Financial Group
  • Charlotte McKenzie, The Ransom-McKenzie Team, Coldwell Banker Realty
  • Marcia McQuern, Retired
  • Richard Cardullo, Director, UCR Honors
  • Steven Mandeville-Gamble, University Librarian, UCR
Past Chair
  • Laura Roughton, Western Municipal Water District Director, Div 4