Is your unit's site eligible to join?

Drupal CMS sites are available to UCR administrative units, colleges, schools, and academic departments whose web content is owned by the Regents of the University of California. 

Types of websites eligible: Types of websites not eligible:
  • Colleges (examples: BCOE, CHASS, CNAS)
  • Departments (examples: Mechanical Engineering, History, Biology)
  • Administrative (examples: HR, Senate, Sustainability)
  • Conferences
  • Registered campus organizations
  • Registered campus facilities and centers
  • Research and lab sites (research owned by UC Regents)
  • Personal websites (no vanity URLs)

    • Faculty websites
    • Staff websites
  • Student clubs, activities, or student led campaigns and programs

While UCR marketing and ITS strongly encourages the use of Acquia hosted Drupal, you have the option to request hosting space only with ITS. This will require knowledge of FTP and HTML/CSS to the extent of the web creation tool you are using. Faculty members also have the option of creating a personal website using Google Sites. Vanity URLs are not permitted.


A Site Factory Manager will serve as the lead for an organization in approving and prioritizing websites on the Acquia Drupal platform. Every Site Factory Manager oversees their organization's websites under a group, which can be further subdivided. All site requests will funnel through the corresponding Site Factory Manager. If the site request is approved, the Site Factory Manager will be able to "spin up" a site on Acquia Cloud that will serve as a development site until ready to launch. 

Site Factory Manager List

Organizational Unit Site Factory Manager
Academic Senate Travis Gutierrez and Cherysa Cortez
Bourns College of Engineering Angela Muleski, John Cleary, Joseph Bradfield
Business and Administrative Services Crystal Brailsford
Chancellor Kelly McGrail
College of Humanities and Social Sciences James Lin, Jeff Girod
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Bryan Schneider, Ilse Ungeheuer
Graduate Division Kelly McGrail
Graduate School of Education Julie Porter and Robert Wolfer
Information Technology Solutions Azra Ayers
International Affairs Shanon Langlie
Palm Desert Graduate Center Agam Patel
Planning and Budget Matthew McIvor
Research and Economic Development  Jennifer Yturralde and Stan Fletcher
Student Affairs Luis Bravo, Paul Simon, Johnny Lam
School of Business Bill Manes and Keiko McNally
School of Medicine Ross French
School of Public Policy Mark Manalang
UC Mexico Initiative Veronique Rorive
UC MEXUS Crystal Petrini
UC Path Puja Pannu
Undergraduate Education Shanshan Liao and Tracey Scholtemeyer
University Advancement Kelly McGrail
University Library Melanie Ramiro

Do not know what organization your department falls under? See the Golden Tree Viewer and click on the Activity tab. 

If your organization is not listed, please communicate with your organization to determine a Site Factory Manager. These managers are typically either marketing directors or IT leads. Once determined, please have your organizational lead send in a Service Link request to become the Site Factory Manager.