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 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
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…
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…
Perspectives from the 2019 PACE/USC Rossier Poll
California voters ranked college affordability as the second most important education policy issue in the 2019 PACE/USC Rossier poll, a concern reflected in Governor Gavin Newsom’s first budget proposal and in a number of bills currently progressing…
Opportunities for Research, Policy, and Practice
Due to fragmented and misaligned segments of public education, many students lack access to educational opportunities that will ensure their success in college and career. This problem is one that may only be solved through better alignment and…