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UC Staff Advisor LaWana Richmond reflects on two years of learning

Richmond with UC Riverside mascot Scotty the Highlander. Photo courtesy: LaWana Richmond

When LaWana Richmond was selected as Staff Advisor to the Regents in 2015, she knew from her predecessors that it would be a learning experience. But it was not until she stepped into the role that she fully grasped the magnitude.

“The experience was a lot broader and deeper than I imagined,” said Richmond, a business analyst at UC San Diego. “You get exposed to different aspects of university operations, and get to understand the process a policy goes through to be developed and vetted, the attention that’s paid to even the most granular details. People really care about getting it right. I didn’t realize how much I would learn about UC.”

As Richmond prepares to complete her term on June 30, she looks back on the experience and offers some advice for anyone interested in applying by the March 10 deadline.

Read full interview with Richmond.

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