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Applications sought for staff advisor to the UC Board of Regents

The University of California Office of the President has announced the opening of the application period for the next staff advisor-designate to the Regents. The position’s term runs July 2010 through June 2012. The staff advisor program, now in its fifth year, allows for two staff and/or non-Senate academic employees to participate in open sessions of designated committees of the board. The staff advisors bring the voice and perspective of staff and non-Senate academic employees to board deliberations.
The current staff advisors to the Regents are Edward L. Abeyta, Director of K-16 Programs at UC San Diego (UCSD) Extension, whose two-year term will expire in June, and Juliann Martinez, Director of Gift Management at UC Berkeley. Martinez joined the Board in July 2009.
“Given the breadth of challenges facing the University, it’s more important than ever to have the perspective of UC staff on the Board,” Martinez said. “As a staff advisor, you can have a real impact in guiding UC forward during this critical time.”
All employees are encouraged to learn more about the program at the staff advisor web site and through local human resources offices. Questions about the staff advisor position or the application process should be directed to Howard Pripas, Director of Employee Relations, at 510-987-0196 or via email to: Application forms will be available beginning Jan. 15, and applications will be accepted from Jan. 15 through March 1, 2010.

About the staff advisors to the Regents

A continuing goal of the UC Regents is to foster two-way communication between UC staff and the board. In January 2007, the Regents voted unanimously to establish positions for two staff advisors to participate in their deliberative process and to provide a staff perspective on matters coming before the board. One new staff advisor is selected each year for a two-year term. The staff advisors serve as non-voting advisors to designated Regents’ committees, and they attend and participate directly in committee and board meetings throughout their term of service.

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