The New Director of CHASS F1rst, Dr. Christina Acoff

Christina Acoff

CHASS is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Dr. Christina Acoff to the Director of CHASS F1rst. Dr. Acoff has a Ph.D. in Education with emphasis in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. Before joining UCR, she was the Program Coordinator/Supervisor and Instructor for the First Year Experience program at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Acoff brings to UCR over 13 years of experience and expertise in managing academic and student support programs and working with students in achieving their educational and career goals.

She states: "as an instructor, I expect great things from everybody, regardless of skill, talent, ability, or disability. I engage with students personally as well as academically. You can’t teach everything to everyone and true learning requires many different types of knowledge. I use multiple methods of teaching (linguistic, visual, auditory, kinesthetic) to speak to students. These methods will not only help students thrive in college, but will give them many options to learn different techniques to help with their learning ability and most of all their learning styles/development. My passion to help students succeed gives me great authority to bring my leadership and expertise to the field of education. I am very excited to take on this new leadership role as CHASS F1RST Director at UC Riverside to develop, implement, and manage program initiatives to improve academic and student success for first year students."

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