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(From left to right) Current Student Regent Marlenee Blas Pedral, Mary Tran, Student Regent-designate Merhawi Tesfai, William Carter and Deniss Martinez.

President Drake recognizes foster youth and outstanding student leaders

The honorees include Marlenee Blas Pedral, Mary Tran, Merhawi Tesfai, William Carter and Deniss Martinez.


Eritrean immigrant Merhawi Tesfai was appointed to be the 2023-24 UC student regent on July 20, 2022.

Meet Merhawi Tesfai, UC’s 49th student regent

Eritrean immigrant Merhawi Tesfai was appointed to be the 2023-24 UC student regent on July 20, 2022.


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.


Regent Richard Lieb

UC announces Board of Regents chair and vice chair, committee leadership appointments for 2022-23

Regent Richard Leib has been appointed as chair of the UC Board of Regents and Regent Gareth Elliott as the Board’s vice-chair. Read more about 2022-23 appointments.


PACSW to feature former Regent Cecilia Estolano

On Tuesday, June 21, PACSW returns with its popular Women We Admire speaker series.


Lucy Tseng + Priya Lakireddy

Reach for the STARs: Apply to become the next staff advisor to UC Regents

Do you have ideas — or a fresh perspective — to share with the UC Regents about the staff experience? Consider applying to become the next staff advisor!


PACSW’s Women We Admire welcomes Regent Emerita Laphonza Butler

Regent Emerita Laphonza Butler, president of EMILY’s List, will speak on empowering women in political office and advocacy for labor union rights


UC Regent Richard Leib

Richard Leib assumes chair of the Board of Regents duties

On March 1, University of California Regent Richard Leib assumed the duties and responsibilities of the Chair of the Board. He succeeds Cecilia V. Estolano. 


Jose Hernandez

UC welcomes Jose Hernandez as new regent

University of California Board of Regents Chair Cecilia V. Estolano and President Michael V. Drake, M.D., welcomed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Jose Hernandez to UC’s governing board.