In Memoriam: Camila Ron Ruiz

It is with deep sadness that we write to tell you about the death of College Ten alumna Camila Ron Ruiz, who died on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in a fire that also took the life of her father, Ricardo Ron.

Camila, 23, came to UC Santa Cruz from San Francisco and graduated with a double major in Politics and Legal Studies in Spring 2018. At the time of the tragedy, Camila was continuing her education at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

The College Ten community mourns her passing and sends our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Sad and shocking news can be difficult to process. We encourage students who wish to speak with someone to contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 831-459-2628. Faculty and staff may wish to call the Employee Assistance Program at 866-808-6205.


Flora Lu, Provost, College Ten
Sarah Woodside Bury, Acting Senior Director for Student Life, College Ten