Council of University of California Staff Assemblies

Ross French, UC Riverside



Ross French has worked at the University of California, Riverside since 2000 and currently serves as the digital communications coordinator at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. Since graduating from UC Santa Barbara in 1993, he has spent the majority of his career working in higher education, with all but three-plus years of his 20-something year career in the UC system.

He began his UCR tenure as the director of athletics media relations in 2000, then joined the Office of Strategic Communications as web content manager, where he was part of the team that built websites for a variety of campus units and organizations within the new content management system. In 2011 he transitioned to a public information officer position, then, in 2014, he joined the School of Medicine as the digital communications coordinator. Within the SOM, he reports to former UC Staff Advisor to the Regents Kathy Barton.

Ross previously served on the UCR Staff Assembly Board as communications director in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

His goals for Staff Assembly and CUCSA are to continue to work to build and improve lines of communication both among staff members and between staff, faculty and students, both inter- and intra–campus, as well as to build awareness of the organizations and what they do to improve the staff experience.

In addition to his B.A. in English from UCSB, he has a master of arts in management from the University of Redlands. He and his wife Christine celebrated their 20th anniversary in July 2017. He spends his free time rooting for the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Kings, announcing or moderating at NCAA sporting events and other events, playing with his huskies Lexi and Loki, reading and watching cool science fiction, playing video and board games, taking photos, cosplaying as villains, and “listening to music by bands that you have probably never heard of.”

Contact Information

UC Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507

Phone: (951) 827-2969