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March 1: Last chance to apply for staff advisor to regents

The application period for the next staff advisor–designate to the Board of Regents closes this Friday, March 1. The position’s term runs from July 2013 through June 2015.

The staff advisor program, now in its seventh 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 Kevin Smith, chief administrative officer for the UCLA Chancellor’s organization, whose two-year term will expire in June; and, Kathy Barton, executive director of strategic initiatives at the UC Riverside School of Medicine, who joined the board in July 2012.

All employees are encouraged to learn more about the program at the staff advisor website and through local human resources offices.

View information about the application process and download the application form.

Questions about the staff advisor position or the application process may be directed to Juliann Martinez, UCOP Employee Relations, at 510-287-3331 or at

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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