Dr. Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio

As Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educational Partnerships and Executive Director of the Center for Educational Partnerships at the University of California, Irvine, Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio serves as the campus lead for the development and facilitation of collaborations between UCI and community stakeholders working towards educational reform, equity and access for underserved students. Working with all three segments of public education Dr. Reyes-Tuccio shapes and leads the institution’s efforts to build a pipeline of highly qualified first generation, low-income and URM students to and through UCI and the UC system. By creating strategic national, state and community relationships and initiatives, she builds and promotes UCI’s distinctive model of educational excellence and access that has led to four consecutive years topping the New York Times College Access Index of U. S. universities “doing the most for the American dream” and the social mobility of graduates. Prior to this position, Dr. Reyes-Tuccio served as Director for the Center for Educational Partnerships, creating and leading the first campus initiatives to address food access and security, Dreamers and undocumented student programs, and the American Indian Resource Program. Dr. Reyes-Tuccio was also the founding Director of the UCI History Project, providing professional development to K-12 history teachers through a university faculty/ K-12 community of history educators. Dr. Reyes-Tuccio has taught in the Departments of History, Social Sciences and Education and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Governor’s Award for Innovation in Higher Education (2015), the Winston Doby Impact Award (2016) and the UCI Staff Assembly Excellence in Leadership Award (2018). Nominated by President Napolitano, Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio currently serves as the UC campus representative to the California Academic Partnership Program in the CSU Chancellor’s office and is the UCI representative to the University of California Chicano Latino Advisory Committee. Dr. Reyes-Tuccio was a transfer student from Fullerton College who received her B.A in History from UC San Diego and her M.A. and Ph.D. in History from UC Irvine.