Michael Rios, in blue suit, stands for portrait outside Mrak Hall.

‘Face to Face’: Public Learning

Head of Public Scholarship and Engagement Discusses Interaction With Community

'Appearing on Face to Face With Chancellor May this month, Michael Rios, vice provost of Public Scholarship and Engagement, discusses the work his office does to promote community-engaged learning.

“This is an approach that really provides opportunities for our students to learn beyond the classroom, to then also be exposed to societal issues to gain skills that relate to collaborative and civic leadership, creative problem solving, as well as intercultural engagement,” said Rios, who has led Public Scholarship and Engagement since it was established in 2018.

As an example, he and Chancellor May discussed the Sacramento Valley consortium of the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps, which will place 1,000 students from UC Davis, Sacramento State University, Sacramento City College and Woodland Community College in local internships supporting kindergarten-through-12th-grade education, climate action and food insecurity.'

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