December 1, 2003
UCSC is looking for a few good Student Regent
Student Regents have all come from other UC
By Louise Donahue
UCSC wants a place at the tablefor its very own Student Regent.
Since the 1970s, the University of California Board of Regents has included
one Student Regent. Students from every other UC campus except UC Merced
have served, but never a student from UCSC.
|Current Student Regent Matthew
Murray of UC Berkeley will visit UCSC on January 30 with Student
Regent-designate Jodi Anderson to meet with students.
Let's make our campus proud and join together in accomplishing
this important goal of making the next Student Regent a UCSC student,
Chancellor Greenwood said in a letter to the campus community.
The chancellor noted that UCSCs Career Center is spearheading
an effort to encourage fellow students, faculty, and staff to help identify
students who may be interested in seeking the post.
Applications and related materials are available at the Career Center
and will soon be available online.
The Career Centers Student Regent recruitment coordinator Cyndi
Edinger, career adviser Joan Walker, and UCSC Writing Program lecturer
Donald Rothman will hold orientations and workshops in January to let
students learn more about the process and hone their application skills.
In February, Career Center advisers and staff will be available to
review applicants resumes and application materials, which include
essays, and to discuss interviewing techniques.
Students will have a chance to learn firsthand about the position from
current Student Regent Matthew
Murray of UC Berkeley and Regent-designate Jodi
Anderson of UCLA when they visit campus January 30. The two will
meet students at 3 p.m. in Conference Room D of the Bay Tree Building.
Refreshments will be served.
The Student Regent is a full voting member of the UC Board of Regents,
attending all meetings of the board and its committees. The Student
Regent serves a one-year term after serving one year as a Student Regent-designate.
The person selected this academic year for the post would begin serving
as a Regent-designate in September 2004.
Applicants must be students who will still be registered at a UC institution
when they take office, and also must be in good academic standing. The
successful student candidate will have expenses covered and all tuition
and feesincluding parkingwaived while serving as Regent
and Regent-designatea total of two years.
Regents duties include overseeing the financial management of
the University of California, its investments, and its property holdings
as well as appointing the president of the University, the 10 campus
chancellors, and the directors of the major Department of Energy research
Applications for Student Regent are winnowed down by the UC Regional
Commissions, made up of undergraduate and graduate study body presidents
from each UC campus, and the UC Student Association, made up of at least
one voting student representative from each UC campus. Three finalists
are then selected, and a committee of the Board of Regents makes the
I look for students who are interested in leadership opportunities,
said Edinger of the Career Center, part of Student Affairs. Its
a chance to learn all the inner workings of the university system and
be able to contribute on a policy level.
Student Regent applications are not due until February 19, but Edinger
is suggesting applicants get an early start on the lengthy application.
It would be great for UC Santa Cruz, said Edinger, a 94
Stevenson alumna. We could finally bring what UCSC has to offer
to the table.
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