Regents of the University of California

Regents of the University of California

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 Assembly, Superintendent of Public Instruction, president and vice president of the Alumni Associations of UC, and the UC president.

The Board also has two faculty non-voting 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.

As with other public university systems nationwide, the board of regents is treated as the real party in interest for all purposes under California law. All actions of the university are done in their name, all UC property is held in their name (and is marked by signs indicating "Property of the Regents of the University of California"), all bank accounts are held in their name (and all checks must be written to "UC Regents"), and all lawsuits involving the University always refer specifically to the regents. This is peculiar because most corporations (especially private ones) are treated by the law as a legal entity separate from their boards and employees, and lawsuits against them are addressed to the corporation or university itself, not its board of directors or trustees.

Regents

Current members

* Appointed by Gov. Wilson:
** Joanne Corday Kozberg (appointed 1998; term expires March 1, 2010)

* Appointed by Gov. Davis:
** Judith L. Hopkinson (appointed 1999; term expires March 1, 2009)
** John J. Moores (appointed 1999; term expires March 1, 2009)
** Sherry L. Lansing (appointed 1999; term expires March 1, 2010)
** Odessa P. Johnson (appointed 1999; reappointed 2000; term expires March 1, 2012)
** George M. Marcus (appointed 2000; term expires March 1, 2012)
** Monica Lozano (appointed 2001; term expires March 1, 2013)
** Richard C. Blum (appointed 2002; term expires March 1, 2014)
** Norman J. Pattiz (appointed 2001; reappointed 2003; term expires March 1, 2015)

* Appointed by Gov. Schwarzenegger:
** Frederick Ruiz (appointed 2004; term expires March 1, 2016)
** Paul Wachter (appointed 2004; term expires March 1, 2016)
** Russell S. Gould (appointed 2005; term expires March 1, 2017)
** Leslie Tang Schilling (appointed 2005; term expires March 1, 2013)
** Eddie Island (appointed 2005; term expires March 1, 2017)
** William De La Pena (appointed 2006; term expires March 1, 2018)
** Bruce D. Varner (appointed 2006; term expires March 1, 2018)
** John Hotchkis (appointed 2008; term expires March 1, 2009)
** Bonnie Reiss (appointed 2008; term expires March 1, 2020)

* Student Regent
** D'Artagnan Scorza (term expires June 30, 2009)

* Ex-Officio Regents
** Arnold Schwarzenegger (Governor)
** John Garamendi (Lieutenant Governor)
** Karen Bass (Assembly Speaker)
** Jack O'Connell (Superintendent of Public Instruction)
** Mark Yudof (UC President)
** Eleanor Brewer (President, Alumni Associations of UC)
** Philip Bugay (Vice-President, Alumni Associations of UC)

Notable past Regents

* Benjamin B. Redding (1880–1882)
* Timothy Guy Phelps (1880–1899)
* Leland Stanford (1882–1883)
* Phoebe Hearst (1897–1919)
* William H. Crocker (1908–1937)
* Paul Peek (1939–1940)
* Edwin W. Pauley (1940–1972)
* Stanley Mosk (1940–1941)
* Dorothy Buffum Chandler (1954–1968)
* Thomas M. Storke (1955–1960)
* Norton Simon (1960–1976)
* William M. Roth (1961–1977)
* Elinor Raas Heller (1961–1976)
* Fred Dutton (1962–1978)
* William French Smith (1968–1990)
* Willis Harman (1980–1990)
* Sheldon Andelson (1982–1987)
* Clair Burgener (1988–1997)
* Howard H. Leach (1990–2001)
* Dexter Ligot-Gordon (2001–2003)
* Ward Connerly (1993–2005)
* David S. Lee (1994–2006)

ee also

* Government of California
* University of California Students Association

Legal cases

* Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
* Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California
* John Moore v. the Regents of the University of California
* USL v. BSDi

References

* Former Regents are listed chronologically at [http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/CalHistory/regents.html UC Berkeley's history site]
* Biographies and a directory of current Regents are at the [http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/ Regents' official site]

External links

* [http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/welcome.html Official site]
* [http://sbdisorientation.org/whoaretheregents.htm The UCSB Disorientation Guide's article on the UC Regents]


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