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Get Involved: Become the Next Staff Advisor to Regents

March 2, 2017

Staff members across the UC system who are interested in public policy, advocacy and the future direction of the university are encouraged to apply to become the next staff advisors to the UC Regents. The application period expires March 10.

Staff advisors are staff or non-Senate academic employees who bring the employee voice and perspective to UC Board of Regents deliberations and to decision-makers at the Office of the President. Staff advisors participate in open sessions and designated committees of the board.

Each of the two staff advisors serves two years. The terms are staggered, with one new staff advisor selected each year. The term for the staff advisor position that is open for applications runs from July 2017 to June 2019.

You are eligible to serve in this role if you:

  • are a staff or non-Senate academic employee, represented or not; and 
  • have at least five years of UC service.

Current staff advisors are LaWana Richmond, a business analyst at UC San Diego, whose term expires in June, and Jason Valdry, a director of technology at UC Irvine, whose term expires in June 2018. De Acker, director of UC Merced’s Office of Campus Climate, served as staff advisor from 2014 to 2016.

You can learn more about the program and how to apply on the staff advisor to the Regents website.