UC Riverside Academic Senate

Distinguished Campus Service

2016–2017 Distinguished Campus Service Award:

Jose Wudka

Jose Wudka
Physics and Astronomy

The Committee is pleased to nominate Professor Jose Wudka from the Department of Physics and Astronomy as the recipient of the Distinguished Campus Service Award for the Academic year 2016-2017. Professor Wudka recently completed two 2-year terms as Chair of the Riverside Division of the Academic Senate, during which time he represented the Riverside campus effectively to the Systemwide Academic Senate and to the Systemwide Administration. Dr. Wudka was instrumental in giving the Senate faculty a voice on the campus during his time as Senate chair and was deeply committed to upholding the principle of shared governance at UCR. Beyond his service as Chair of the Division, Dr. Wudka has been an active member and chair of various other senate committees during his career at UCR including the Committee on Educational Policy and the Committee on Research. After completing 4 years as Division Senate Chair, Dr. Wudka volunteered to serve as the Vice Chair of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, which is further testament to his dedication to the campus. Prior to his university and Systemwide service, Dr. Wudka served as member (11 years) and chair (4 years) of the Undergraduate Advisory Committee, a high-load committee that administers undergraduate recruiting, programs, and student advising. Dr. Wudka’s exemplary service to the campus was evident in the numerous and laudatory nominations from colleagues in many departments and colleges across the campus, revealing how valuable his service has been to the campus.

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