UC Santa Cruz builder of “bridges” named next Staff Advisor-Designate to the Regents
About a decade ago, Sherry Main was part of a campus effort to advocate for a new position that gives UC staff members a voice in Board of Regents deliberations. Now, Main will be the next person to step into the role she helped shape.
Main, assistant vice chancellor of Communications and Marketing at UC Santa Cruz, has been selected as the next Staff Advisor-Designate to the Regents. Her two-year appointment begins July 1.
“Having seen this program from its infancy and seen different staff advisors step into the role and have an impact, I wanted to apply,” Main said. “The time commitment is huge, but the opportunity to impact staff around the system is bigger.”
Main will join current Staff Advisor Jason Valdry, a director of technology at UC Irvine, in bringing the voice and perspective of staff to Board of Regents discussions. Departing Staff Advisor LaWana Richmond, a senior business analyst at UC San Diego, will complete her two-year term on June 30.
Pictured in photo on home page of Link: UC Irvine Associate Chancellor Ramona Agrela (from left), former Staff Advisor Ed Abeyta (2008-2010), incoming Staff Advisor-Designate Sherry Main, former Staff Advisor Lynda Brewer (2006-2008), former UC Irvine Associate Vice Chancellor Paige Macias, former Staff Advisor Bill Johansen (2007-2009) and past UC Irvine Staff Assembly vice chair Stephanie-Jean Hinojosa. Photo courtesy of Sherry Main.