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Jo Mackness, staff advisor designate to the Regents

Meet Jo Mackness, staff advisor designate to the Regents

Jo brings experience gained from a people-focused career, as well as a passion for leadership and connection, to the staff advisor role.


Meet UC Berkeley’s Ruben E. Canedo

Ruben calls upon his own life experiences to mentor and enrich others, and to inspire change.


Cheryl Lloyd

Meet Cheryl Lloyd, puzzle solver and football fan

When Cheryl isn’t hard at work charting new solutions to employee-focused business needs, you can find her cheering on her hometown team!


Meet Amina Assefa, UC’s expert on planning for the worst

As UC continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic, Amina has led systemwide efforts to keep students, faculty and staff safe and informed. Here’s how she got into disaster relief work — and what inspires her today.


Meet OP’s John Sims and his push for an “equal playing field”

After more than 30 years working in employment law, equal opportunity in the workplace is still what drives John Sims. “I want people to be treated fairly,” Sims said. “If everyone has equal opportunity, and


Jagdeep Singh Bachher on investing wisely, hedge funds and collaboration

Chief Investment Officer Jagdeep Singh Bachher talks about investing wisely at UC and other timely topics. He also shares the 10 beliefs that govern the work his office performs.