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.

CUC Membership

For this 18 month cycle (the rest of 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years), in lieu of requiring the annual dues ($50 minimum for individuals; $80 minimum for couples), new and returning members are encouraged to make a charitable contribution to the CUC Scholarship Fund. Please follow the link below to make your donation today!

join cuC in making a difference 


2022-2023 CUC Event Schedule

Register for CUC Events

Upcoming 2022-2023 events RSVP Coming Soon
Fall Kick-off Reception, Monday, October 3rd, 2022 5:30 PM  
Breakfast Meeting, Wednesday, October, 26, 2022 7:15 AM Register here
Breakfast Meeting, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:15 AM Register here
Breakfast Meeting, Wednesday, February 22, 2023 7:15 AM Register here
Breakfast Meeting, Wednesday, April 26, 2023 7:15 AM Register here
Breakfast Meeting, Wednesday, June 28, 2023 7:15 AM Register here
Past Events
Fall Kickoff Event, October 27, 2021 (Click link to view video)
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (Click link to view video recording)
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (Click link to view video recording)   


CUC Leadership

  • Laura Roughton, Western Municipal Water District Director, Div 4
Executive Board Members
  • Allison Mackenzie, Treasurer, Executive Vice President, Babcock Laboratories, Inc.
  • Tina Covington, VP Sales & Business Development, Altura Credit Union
  • Charlotte McKenzie, The Ransom-McKenzie Team, Coldwell Banker Realty
  • Marcia McQuern
  • Becky Whatley, Riverside Philharmonic
  • Richard Cardullo, Director, UCR Honors
  • Steven Mandeville-Gamble, University Librarian
Past Chair
  • Karl L. Hicks, Certified Financial Planner, Leonard Financial Group