UC MEXUS honors the memory of Dr. Rodolfo Ruibal, who passed away at the end of August, 2016. Professor Ruibal was one of the founding faculty at UC Riverside and a champion of UC MEXUS, serving as Acting Director in 1992-93. During that period, he oversaw the process of establishing UC MEXUS from a UC Consortium to a Multi-Campus Research Institute.
“Rudy” was beloved by our staff, and we remember him as a courageous and kind scholar and leader. The world will not be the same without him.