The mission of the Latino Excellence and Achievement Dinner (LEAD) is to:
Celebrate graduate student research excellence and achievement
Recognize faculty, staff and alumni who provide support for excellence and success
Create a sense of community and institutional memory of academic and professional achievement in the UCI Hispanic and Latinx community.
LEAD is the only celebration and awards event in the University of California system that is focused on Hispanic/Latinx graduate student success. In 2022, we recognized graduate research excellence and achievement in all 15 academic units and recognized faculty, staff and alumni who support graduate student success at UCI. A list of LEAD 2022 awardees is available here.
Your gift, of any amount, will help fund student awards for this annual UC Irvine tradition. Donor support like yours is essential for ensuring this unique and timely program has the resources it needs to celebrate the achievements of our students.