University of California, Riverside

Human Resources

UC CORO Leadership Development Program

2018 Coro Graduates


The UC CORO leadership development program leverages inter-campus and cross-functional involvement from the design, development, and execution of initiatives. The UC CORO program is designed for directors and above. Participants are given field study opportunities to work on specific campus or medical center leadership initiatives. UCR has had the most faculty involvement and has experienced rich learning due the diversity of knowledge each member brings.


  • Enhanced leadership abilities through exposure to and practice with a broad array of leadership tools and concepts that emphasize self and group awareness, interpersonal communication, and insightful analysis of resources and systems.

  • A deepened connection to peers and colleagues and an on-going network of leaders that transcends boundaries across UC.

  • An increased confidence to initiate positive change and innovation across all levels of UC.

  • Improved relationships between UC leaders; the beginning of a cultural shift across the UC system that will yield more collaborative partnerships

Events and Courses

  • UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative – This leadership program will focus on the benefits of inter-campus and cross functional involvement. With the program being tailored at the director level and above, the participants will have field study opportunities to work on a specific campus or a medical center leadership initiative. For more information, visit the program webpage.

  • UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development – UC Women's Initiative (WI) is a four-session program designed in collaboration between UC Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (SACSW) and UC Systemwide Talent Management, and delivered by CORO, a non-profit leadership development organization that has been delivering programs at UC since 2006. The UC WI program is designed for mid-career women, both faculty and staff, who demonstrate the potential to advance their careers at UC. For more information, visit the program webpage.



For more information about the UC CORO Leadership Development Program:

Please note: CORO participants are nominated by cabinet members

2018 UCR Coro Graduates

Tara Brown

Assistant Director
Undergraduate Student Affairs
BCOE (Bourns College of Engineering)

(951) 827-2577

Nicole Davis

Deputy Director
CE-CERT (College of Engineering - Center for Environmental Research and Technology)

(951) 781-5744

Cecilia Gonzalez

Director of Personnel HR/AP
Dean's Office - BCOE (Bourns College of Engineering)

(951) 827-5655

Ronnecia Hodges

Resident Accounts Manager
Housing Services

(951) 827-6350

Karen Jordan

GIS Manager
Capital Asset Strategies

(951) 827-2787

Erika Leon

HR Business Partner
CHASS (College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences)

(951) 827-3276

Juliette Levy

Associate Professor

(951) 827-6492

Rhiannon Little

Student Organization Coordinator
Student Life

(951) 827-2449

Amanda Lucia

Associate Professor
Religious Studies

(951) 827-2137

Lisa Martin

Campus Emergency Manager
Enterprise Risk Management

(951) 827-4255

Margaret Nash

GSOE (Graduate School of Education)

(951) 827-2710

Tanya Nieri

Associate Professor

(951) 827-5854

Puja Pannu

Communication Lead
Human Resources

(951) 827-5076

Alissa Rackstraw

Finance and Budget Manager
Dean's Office - BCOE (Bourns College of Engineering)

(951) 827-6417

Amy Ricks

Assistant Director
Enrollment Management Center &
Graduate Student Affairs Center
CNAS (College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences)

(951) 827-4435

Kyong Salmons

Senior Director, Budget & Finance
Auxiliary Services

(951) 827-1212

Leslie Settle

Access Services Desk Coordinator
University Library

(951) 827-3220

Christina "Tina" Rodriquez

Benefits Lead
Human Resources

(951) 827-5086

Elizabeth Tisdale

Assistant Director
Enrollment Management Center &
Graduate Student Affairs Center
CNAS (College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences)

(951) 827-2512

Sureyya Tuncel

Sr. Server Technology Specialist
Student Affairs Technology Svc

(951) 827-1235

Tanya Wine

Financial and Administrative Officer
Economics & Political Science Departments
CHASS (College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences)

(951) 827-6102

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