Dr. Irving Hendrick
Irving Hendrick, Ed.D – Dr. Hendrick served most recently as the interim chancellor of Riverside Community College District and has also served as interim president of the Moreno Valley Campus. Prior to assuming those duties in 2006, he was dean of the School of Education, responsible for teacher preparation programs, Early Childhood Studies, and development of the new learning center/laboratory school developed in partnership with Alvord Unified School District. A product of the California Community Colleges system, Dr. Hendrick graduated from Mt. San Antonio College before earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Whittier College, and his doctorate in Education from UCLA. He spent most of his teaching and administrative career at UC Riverside as a professor and dean in the School of Education, and as an interim assistant vice chancellor for Development. Following his retirement from UCR, Dr. Hendrick came to Riverside Community College District in 2001 to develop a School for Education.
While a dean at UCR, Dr Hendrick oversaw the expansion of the School of Education, including the development of the California Educational Research Cooperative, the Comprehensive Teacher Education Institute, and the Office of Education and Community Initiatives. His awards include the 1998 Distinguished Service Award from the UCR Alumni Association, a 1993 Leadership Award for Native American Institute University Program, and a University of California Research Recognition Award. In 1999, Dr. Hendrick was selected by the editors of California History to write the essay on Education for the California Historical Society’s Sesquicentennial History, Rooted in barbarous Soil: People Culture, and Community in Gold Rush California, published by the University of California Press.
Dr. Hendrick is a current or past member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Historical Association, the California Council on the Education of Teachers, the Council for Exceptional Children, and Phi Delta Kappa. His scholarly contributions include articles published in research and educational journals.