Mar 18, 2024

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio has been appointed as Vice Provost for Educational and Community Partnerships, effective March 15, 2024, reporting to me.

Vice Provost Reyes-Tuccio has led the Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP), since 2007 and currently serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educational Partnerships in the School of Education. In her new role, Vice Provost Reyes-Tuccio will build on the success of the CFEP while developing and implementing new strategic community engagement initiatives designed to build a pipeline for academic programs across the university. Much of the current CFEP organization will continue to report to Vice Provost Reyes-Tuccio, while the UCI Teacher Academy, California Subject Matter Programs, and SAGE Scholars Program will remain in the School of Education. The UCI-OC Alliance, which supports UC Irvine as a Hispanic-thriving university, will also become part of the newly formed unit.

Each year, the CFEP works with more than 30,000 students and hundreds of schools and organizations across Orange County and the surrounding region. The CFEP's programs, partnerships and initiatives have served the diverse and unique needs of K-12 students and teachers, community college transfer students and UCI undergraduates. Under Vice Provost Reyes-Tuccio's leadership, the CFEP has added new programs and partnerships, expanded to the health sciences, established three UCI student support centers, and garnered over $75 million in external grants and contracts.

Vice Provost Reyes-Tuccio joined UCI in 2000 as Director of the UCI History Project after completing her Ph.D. in History at UCI. She was recently honored with two Woman of the Year awards: one by U.S. Congressional Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) and the other by the National Hispanic Business Women Association.

Please join me in congratulating Vice Provost Reyes-Tuccio on her new role.


Hal Stern
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Chancellor's Professor, Department of Statistics