Dr. Denise Woods-Bevly

Associate Vice Chancellor of Health, Well-Being, and Safety, UC Riverside

In her capacity as Associate Vice Chancellor, Dr. Woods-Bevly is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for several departments including UCPD, CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education), Basic Needs, and those departments previously organized under Student Health & Wellness Services—Student Health Services (SHS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), The Well, Student Affairs Case Management, and the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC). Prior to joining UC Riverside in 2019, Dr. Woods-Bevly served as the Director of Student Wellness and the Basic Needs Initiative at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor. In that role, she provided oversight to wellness, mental health, food, and housing programs for CSU’s 23 campuses statewide.

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