UC Board of Regents

(Source: Wikipedia, UC Regents website)

The Regents of the University of California make up the governing board of the University of California. The Board has 26 full (i.e., voting) members:

  • The majority (18 Regents) are appointed by the Governor of California for 12-year terms.
  • One Student Regent is appointed by the Board for a one-year term.
  • The remaining 7 Regents are ex officio members. They are the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the State Assembly, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, president and vice president of the Alumni Associations of UC, and president of the University of California.

The Board also has two non-voting faculty members. By custom, the incoming Student Regent serves as a non-voting Regent-designate from the date of appointment (usually in September) until beginning his or her formal term the following July 1.

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Sherry L. Lansing, current Chairman of the Board.
  • Bruce D. Varner, Vice Chair of the Board.
  • Jonathan Stein, Student Regent (July 13, 2012- June 30, 2013)
  • Richard C. Blum
  • William De La Peña, M.D.
  • Russell Gould
  • Eddie Island
  • George Kieffer
  • Hadi Makarechian
  • Norman J. Pattiz
  • Bonnie Reiss
  • Fred Ruiz
  • Paul Wachter
  • Charlene Zettel

Ex Officio Regents

  • Jerry Brown: Governor of California and ex-officio Regent
  • Gavin Newsom: Lieutenant Governor and ex officio Regent
  • John A. Pérez: Speaker of the Assembly and ex officio Regent
  • Tom Torlakson: State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Mark G. Yudof: President of the University and ex officio Regent
  • Alan Mendelson: Alumni Regent from July 1, 2012- June 30, 2013
  • Ronald Rubenstein: Alumni Regent from July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013

Regents-Designate

  • Ken Feingold: Regent-designate, July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013
  • Van Schultz: Regent-designate, July 1, 2012- June 30, 2013
  • Cinthia Flores: Student Regent-designate, July 1, 2012- June 30, 2013

Faculty Representatives to The Regents

  • Robert Powell: Faculty Representative to The Regents, Sept 1, 2011 – Aug 31, 2013
  • William Jacob: Faculty Representative to The Regents, Sept 1, 2012 – Aug 31, 2014

BIOGRAPHIES (From UC Regents website)

Richard C. Blum
Appointed March 12, 2002 to a term expiring March 1, 2014 (by Davis); B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.B.A, University of California, Berkeley; Chairman of Blum Capital Partners, L.P.; Co-Chairman of Newbridge Capital, LLC.

William De La Peña, M.D.
Appointed August 18, 2006 to a term expiring March 1, 2018 (by Schwarzenegger); Ophthalmologist and medical director of the De La Pena Eye Clinic; B.S., American School Foundation; M.D., Autonomous University of Guadalajara.

Russell Gould

Appointed September 13, 2005 to a term expiring March 1, 2017 (by Schwarzenegger); B.A., University of California, Berkeley.

Eddie Island
Appointed June 6, 2005 to a term expiring March 1, 2017 (by Schwarzenegger); retired attorney and executive; J.D., Harvard Law School.

George Kieffer
Appointed May 6, 2009  to term expiring March 1, 2021(by Schwarzenegger); Partner and member of the Executive Committee of the national law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Bachelor’s degree, University of California, Santa Barbara; J.D. degree from UCLA.

Sherry L. Lansing
Appointed March 11, 1999 to a term expiring March 1, 2010 (by Davis);re-appointed in 2010 (by Schwarzenegger) to a term expiring March 1, 2022. Founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation and former Chair and CEO of Paramount Pictures’ Motion Picture Group; B.S., Northwestern University. Ms. Lansing is the current Chairman of the Board.

Hadi Makarechian
Appointed October 24, 2008 to term expiring March 1, 2020 (by Schwarzenegger); B.S. (Civil Engineering), B.A. (Economics), State University of New York; Chairman of Makar Properties Board of Directors and Banning Lewis Ranch Management Company Board of Directors.

Norman J. Pattiz
Appointed September 21, 2001 to a term expiring March 1, 2004 (by Davis); appointed September 4, 2003 to a term expiring March 1, 2014 (by Davis); Founder and Chairman of the Board of Westwood One.

Bonnie Reiss
Appointed March 27, 2008 to a term expiring March 1, 2020 (by Schwarzenegger); Operating Advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors; BBA, University of Miami; J.D., Antioch Law School.

Fred Ruiz
Appointed July 2, 2004 to a term expiring March 1, 2016 (by Schwarzenegger); Co-founder and Chairman, Ruiz Foods.

Jonathan Stein
Student Regent, July 13, 2012- June 30, 2013; B.A., Harvard University (English); UC Berkeley student at Berkeley Law School and Goldman School of Public Policy.

Bruce D. Varner
Appointed August 18, 2006 to a term expiring March 1, 2018 (by Schwarzenegger); Partner in the law firm Varner & Brandt; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; J.D., Hastings Law School. Mr. Varner is the current Vice Chair of the Board.

Paul Wachter
Appointed July 2, 2004 (by Schwarzenegger) to a term expiring March 1, 2016; Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Columbia School of Law;Founder, President and CEO, Main Street Advisors.

Charlene Zettel
Appointed May 6, 2009 to term expiring March 1, 2021 (by Schwarzenegger); Board member, San Diego Regional Airport Authority; B.S., University of Southern California.

Ex Officio Regents

Jerry Brown
Governor of California and ex-officio Regent, January 3, 2011 – present.

Gavin Newsom

Lieutenant Governor and ex officio Regent, effective January 10, 2011 – present.

John A. Pérez
Speaker of the Assembly and ex officio Regent, effective March 1, 2010 – present; Assemblymember from the 46th district.

Tom Torlakson
State Superintendent of Public Instruction and ex officio Regent, January 3, 2011 – present.

Mark G. Yudof
President of the University and ex officio Regent, effective June 16, 2008; B.A., University of Pennsylvania; LL.B, Law School, University of Pennsylvania.

Alan Mendelson
Alumni Regent from July 1, 2012- June 30, 2013 and Vice President of the Alumni Associations of the University of Calfornia; B.A., University of California, Berkeley; J.D., Harvard University.

Ronald Rubenstein

Alumni Regent from July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013, and President of the Alumni Associations of the University of California; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (Economics); J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Regents-Designate


Ken Feingold

Regent-designate, July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013, and Secretary, Alumni Associations of the University of California; B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz (History); J.D., University of San Francisco.

Van Schultz
Regent-designate, July 1, 2012- June 30, 2013 and Treasurer, Alumni Associations of the University of Calfornia; B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; M.S., University of California, Los Angeles.

Cinthia Flores

Student Regent-designate, July 1, 2012- June 30, 2013; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles.

Faculty Representatives to The Regents

Robert Powell
Faculty Representative to The Regents, September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2013, and current Chair of the Universitywide Academic Senate of the University of California.

William Jacob

Faculty Representative to The Regents, September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2014, and current Vice Chair of the Universitywide Academic Senate of the University of California.

STAFF ADVISORS TO THE REGENTS

Kathy Barton
Staff Advisor Designate, July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013.

Kevin Smith

Staff Advisor, July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013.

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