UC Riverside Academic Senate

Distinguished Campus Service

The 2018–2019 Distinguished Campus Service Award

Georgia C. Warnke
Distinguished Professor
Political Science

The Committee is pleased to nominate Professor Georgia Warnke from the Department of Political Science as the recipient of the Campus Distinguished Service Award for the Academic year 2018-2019. Professor Warnke is an internationally recognized leader in political philosophy and critical theory and has been an indefatigable contributor to campus life and the welfare of faculty at UCR. Her service is multifaceted and only the highlights are provided here. Prof Warnke’s distinguished Senate service includes being a member and Chair of the Committee on Faculty Welfare (2011-14), Committee on Committees (2000--02), and two appointments to Committee on Academic Personnel (1996-99, 2015-17). Prof. Warnke has also the UC system by serving as a member of the Committee on Academic Personnel for UC Merced (1999-2004). She is a tireless contributor to the College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences serving under several different Associate Dean titles (2005-2006, 2006-2011, 2014-15). Prof Warnke steps up when UCR needs her. With short notice, she has repeatedly stepped in as an Associate Dean in CHASS to fill short-term leadership gaps and stepped in as Chair of CAP (2015). Prof Warnke has also served as Chair of the Department of Philosophy. One of Prof. Warnke’s most impactful campus contributions has been her service as Director of the Center for Ideas and Society (2011-present). She has transformed this Center of interdisciplinary scholarly exchange with her unbridled passion and dedication and willingness to broadly engage the faculty of CHASS and developed new links to faculty in BCOE, CNAS and SOM. Her exceptional efforts to foster excellence in faculty research was recently rewarded by her $1 M award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2018-2023). She has also secured a prestigious Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (2014-present) that supports mentorship and fellowships for undergraduate students of color interested in pursuing a career in scholarship. Prof. Warnke is also deeply committed to faculty mentorship; she helped to develop the first faculty mentorship program in CHASS. On a lighter and UCR-community minded note, she was a member of the committee that launched “Thursday Night Live”. Prof Warnke has enriched the research, scholarship and collegiality of UCR through her tireless efforts. Finally, Prof Warnke maintains an outstanding internationally recognized research program. She is a Distinguished Professor in Political Science. For her distinguished service to her department, her College, the Senate, the Campus, and the UC System, the Committee believes Prof. Warnke is highly deserving of the 2018-19 Campus Distinguished Service Award.

Ashok Mulchandani

Ashok Mulchandani
Distinguished Professor
Chemical and Environmental Engineering

The Committee is pleased to nominate Professor Ashok Mulchandani from the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering as the recipient of the Campus Distinguished Service Award for the Academic year 2018-2019. Professor Mulchandani has been a tireless contributor to his Department, College, Senate, the UCR campus and UC System and for this reason only highlights of his deep record of service is provided. Prof. Mulchanandi’s distinguished Senate service includes contributions to the Committee on Planning and Budget (1996-99), Committee on Committees (2006-09), Committee on Academic Personnel (2011-13), and Shadow CAP (2017-present). He has also served on an Adhoc Committee on Faculty Advancement (2005-08). Prof. Mulchandani has had exceptional service to his department and college. He currently serves as Chair of Material Sciences and Engineering (2016-present) enabling the ABET accreditation of this program and he former Chair of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (2000-04). Prof Mulchandani was the founding member of the department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. As an Assistant Professor, he single-handedly designed the Chemical Engineering program and its curriculum; he shepherded over a dozen CEE classes through the college and Senate approval process. In addition, he provided oversight for the design, building and equipping of the department’s laboratories. He lead the time-consuming ABET accreditation process for Chemical Engineering and helped to establish the Chemical and Environmental Engineering graduate program in 1999. He has also served his department and College in many other time consuming and critical committees. He has served on high-level College and campus search committees including two search Committees for a BCOE Dean. Dr. Mulchandani has made numerous system-wide contributions. Finally, Prof Mulchandani maintains an outstanding internationally recognized research program. He is a Distinguished Professor in Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and the W. Ruel Johnson.

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