Student Success Center

Working group:
Executive Project Sponsors: 
Cynthia K. Larive – Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Brian Haynes – Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs



Ken Baerenklau, Working Group Chair

Associate Provost

Alicia Arrizón

Associate Dean, Student Academic Affairs, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Aram Ayrapetyan

President, Associated Students

Richard Cardullo

Director, University Honors

Bracken Dailey


Michelle Fernandez

Associated Students Representative

Anna Finn

Special Assistant to the Provost

Francesca Hopkins

Assistant Professor, Climate Change and Sustainability, Academic Senate Representative

Lewis Luartz

HUB Governing Board Chair

Jacqueline Norman

Campus Architect

Brendan O’Brien

Director, Highlander Union Building (HUB)

Andy Plumley

Assistant Vice Chancellor Auxiliary Services

Marko Princevac

Interim Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs, Bourns College of Engineering

Erin Walch

Graduate Students Association Representative

John White

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Campus Planning

Blythe Wilson

Director, Construction & Project Management

Stephen Wimpenny

Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Academic Senate Representative

Elaine Wong

Associate Dean, Business


Michelle Baniqued

Principal Planner, Campus Planning

Rowan Reid

Project Manager, Architects + Engineers


Scott Jackson

Acting Fire Marshal

Susan Marshburn

Director, Facilities Services

Dan Martin

Communications Campus Planner, Information Technology Solutions

Sharyl Murdock

Principal Analyst, Space Management

Uma Ramasubramanian

Principal Planner, Physical Planning

Angel Rocha

Associate Communications Campus Planner, Information Technology Solutions

Tricia Thrasher

Principal Planner, Environmental Planning

Campus-Wide Workshop:

On April 20, 2017, the Office of the Provost hosted a workshop where 136 faculty, staff, and students provided feedback on UCR's current and future classroom needs. Feedback from the workshop was used to create a campus-wide survey which received 154 responses. You can see a summary of both the feedback from the workshop and the survey here. Undergraduate Education conducted a survey on classroom design, a summary of which you can see here. UCR has already conducted a preliminary study of possible sites for the building, which you can read here

For more information on the project, please see the presentations  that began the April 20th workshop. The Student Success Center team is currently completing the Project Planning Guide based on this feedback and more updates will be available in the coming year about the funding status and final plans for this project.


Does Redesigning Classrooms Make a Difference to Students? (Chronicle of Higher Ed)
Oregon State's Learning Innovation Center
Advancing Active Learning: Odegaard Library and its Classrooms Three Years In
Life of a Capital Project (CAS and A&E)