10-Second Bio: Oscar Porter
Name: Oscar F. Porter
Title: Executive Director
Department/Unit: MESA/Education Partnerships
Location: 7th floor, Kaiser
How long I’ve been with UCOP: 11/15/95
What I do for OP in five words or less: Help keep UC’s commitment to access.
The best part about working for OP: The opportunity to work with like-minded and talented colleagues who will do whatever it takes to provide a chance for students who didn’t think they had any chances so those students’ aspirations become their reality. And getting to watch Lake Merritt out of my window every day isn’t so bad either.
Something you don’t know about me: I can make a pretty decent cheesecake.
One weird fact about the town I grew up in: It is the home of the Great Molasses Flood that killed scores of people.
If I could have any job in the world (besides the one I have now): The closer for the Boston Red Sox.