UC Davis is once again encouraging random acts of kindness in memory of Walter A. Robinson, the retired head of Enrollment Management known as the “Random Acts of Kindness King.”
Robinson died June 9, 2019, of heart failure, about eight months after retiring as an associate vice chancellor. Given that his death occurred around the end of the academic year, UC Davis decided to hold its memorial celebration in the fall of 2019, when more people would be back on campus.
In the interim, his colleagues organized the first “Random Acts of Kindness” event around Juneteenth.
This year’s event, titled the Walter Robinson Week of Random Acts of Kindness and Intentional Acts of Equity, started June 9 and continues to Juneteenth (June 19).
Organizers offered a few ideas to support equity at UC Davis:
- Become a Guardian Scholars mentor or contribute to the Guardian Scholars Program.
- Get involved in the Staff Diversity Administrative Advisory Committee, and consider applying to be a member (application opens in winter quarter)
- Learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion via campus trainings.
The organizers also suggested contributions to the following scholarships and programs:
- Council of African American Parents’ Walter Robinson Scholarship
- UC Davis’ Walter A. Robinson SMASH Scholarship
- UC Davis-sponsored Sacramento Area Youth Speaks, or SAYS
- ASUCD Pantry
- UC Davis’ AB540 and Undocumented Student Center
Finally, a few ideas to support equity on a national level: