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 

2021-2022 CUC Event Schedule

Register for CUC Events

Breakfast Meetings (all held at 7:30am)
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (Virtual)   
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

CUC Leadership


  • Laura Roughton, Western Municipal Water District Board

Executive Board Members

  • Tina Covington, VP Sales & Business Development, Altura Credit Union
  • Allison Mackenzie, Chief Executive Officer, Babcock Laboratories, Inc.
  • Charlotte McKenzie, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Properties
  • 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