Ron T Coley

Vice Chancellor, Business and Administrative Service, University of California, Riverside , Riverside, California

Ron T. Coley currently serves as Vice Chancellor of Business and Administrative Services at the University of California, Riverside as well as co-sponsor of UCR’s Organizational Excellence Initiative. Mr. Coley oversees a budget of $143 million and approximately 642 career and 800 student employees working in a variety of campus business and support services. A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot, Coley completed 20 years of distinguished military service from 1972-1992 retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During his military career, he helped the Marine Corps adjust to the changing economic environment caused by the massive defense buildups in the 1980s and the equally drastic cutbacks in the 1990s. Coley earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania’s Drexel University where, as a student-athlete, he majored in Business Administration and Industrial Relations. He was later inducted into Drexel’s Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding performance and achievements in men’s basketball.