Cecilia Rios-Aguilar

Cecilia Rios-Aguilar
Cecilia Rios-Aguilar
Professor and Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion,
University of California, Los Angeles

Cecilia Rios-Aguilar is an education professor and associate dean for equity and inclusion at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She is also a faculty director at Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). Rios-Aguilar’s work focuses on improving the educational and occupational trajectories of underrepresented and marginalized groups of students. She is past director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. Rios-Aguilar received her PhD in educational theory and policy from the University of Rochester.

updated 2021

Publications by Cecilia Rios-Aguilar
California’s Assembly Bill 705 has affected the way that English learners (ELs) access English and English as a second language (ESL) coursework, requiring that degree- or transfer-seeking students have the right to enroll in English or ESL courses…
Evidence from the 2021 PACE/USC Rossier Annual Poll
The 2021 PACE/USC Rossier poll provides key insights into Californians’ perceptions of higher education issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically equity and affordability. A large percentage of Californians acknowledge that college…
Critical Actions for Recovery and the Role of Research in the Years Ahead
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) recently issued a report providing guidance on the future of education research at the National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research, two centers directed by…
A Promise to What, for Whom, and Where?
This brief describes the types of college promises that exist in the state of California. In doing so, we summarize existing research on this topic. Furthermore, we provide a framework to study the California Promise Program in community colleges in…