University of California, Davis, Chancellor Gary S. May has selected Pablo Guillermo Reguerín to be the next vice chancellor of Student Affairs. Reguerín currently serves as associate vice chancellor of student achievement and equity innovation at UC Santa Cruz, a position he’s held since 2017.
The vice chancellor of Student Affairs at UC Davis is responsible for oversight of Student Affairs partnerships and programs that promote student learning and advance student success, personal growth and lifelong learning. The Division of Student Affairs encompasses nearly 30 defined departments with approximately 2.5 million square feet of space under management. The division comprises 3,000 student employees and 750 talented and committed professional staff including a leadership team of an associate vice chancellor for health, wellness and divisional resources; an associate vice chancellor for student housing, dining and divisional operations; and an associate vice chancellor for student life, campus community and retention services.
“As we begin a new decade of challenges and opportunities, Pablo’s commitment to equity and inclusion will have a very positive impact on our students and their needs,” May said. “He has demonstrated consistently a commitment to enhancing student success while students are on campus and once they graduate. We are eager for him to join our community.”
In his nearly 20 years with UC Santa Cruz, Reguerín has held several positions prior to his current role, including as the assistant vice provost of student success, executive director of retention services, director of educational opportunity programs, and deputy director of the Educational Partnership Center. In these roles, his primary focus has been to develop, deepen and align campus initiatives impacting retention, graduation, equity and student success.
“I look forward to partnering with students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members to advance student success and further enhance the transformative impact of a world-class public university,” Reguerín said. “I am excited to return to UC Davis to pay forward all of the support and mentorship I received as a graduate student. Go Aggies!”
A long-standing dedication to diversity
Reguerín serves as principal investigator on three U.S. Department of Education Hispanic Serving Institution, or HSI, Title V and Title III grants, totaling more than $9.3 million.
Throughout his career, Reguerín has been responsible for managing a wide array of fund sources within the UC system, including state general funds; student services fees; gift/donor funds; endowments; private, state and federal grants; and auxiliary revenue and student measure/referenda fees.
He has received awards for his dedication to diversity and currently serves as co-chair of the University of California President’s Advisory Council on Chicano/Latino Affairs, and co-chair of the UC Santa Cruz HSI Initiatives Team.
UC Davis has made a significant commitment to achieve HSI designation, and Reguerín will play a key role in this major effort. Enrollment of Chicanx/Latinx students has been steadily increasing since 2008, when UC Davis set its goal to become an HSI.
Reguerín earned his doctorate in education from the UC Davis School of Education CANDEL (Capitol Area North Doctorate in Educational Leadership) Program in 2017. His dissertation was titled, “Graduating Students of Color: An Analysis of Public Four-Year HSI and Non-HSI in California.” He earned his master’s degree in educational leadership from Columbia University and his bachelor’s degree in Latino and Latin American studies from UC Santa Cruz.
He will take over from Emily Galindo, who has been filling the role on an interim basis since March 2018.
“Emily has dedicated more than 35 years to serving the students of UC Davis. I thank her wholeheartedly for her strong leadership and stewardship,” May said.
Reguerín will take on his duties at UC Davis on July 20, 2020.