Regents of the University of California
Sherry L, b. July 31, 1944, Chicago,
Ill. Appointed as Regent in March 1999 by Governor
Davis to a term expiring in 2010. She currently serves as Vice Chairman
of The Regents. Committee memberships (2000-01): Educational
Policy, Health Services. Education: Ms. Lansing holds a bachelor
of science degree from Northwestern University. Career: Sherry
Lansing is the Chair and CEO of Paramount Pictures, a position she
has held since 1992. Prior to that, she headed her own production
company. She has taught high school math and English in Los Angeles.
She sits on the board of directors of Teach for America and the
American Film Institute. She has served on the board of trustees
of Scripps College, the board of Independent Colleges of Southern
California, the board of the UCLA Foundation, and the executive
committee of the Dean's advisory board of the UCLA School of Theatre,
Film and Television.
Hugh McElroy, b. Aug. 12, 1830, Elizabethtown, Ky.; d. Dec.
12, 1906, Sacramento. Ex officio Regent as pres., State Agri.
Soc., 1882; as speaker of the assembly, 1883-84. Career:
came to Cal., 1849; miner, trader, blacksmith, wagon maker, 1850;
farming and stock raising from 1850; Sacramento sheriff, 1873. Mem.
of Cal. Constitutional Convention, 1878; mem., State Agri. Soc.,
1867-1906; assemblyman from Sacramento, 1883-84; Dem. candidate
for state senate, 1888; railroad comnr., 1894; pres. of railroad
comn. for four years.
John H., b. Jan. 7, 1904, Canton, S.D., d. Sept 7, 1991.
Appointed by Governor Reagan, 1970-83. Education:
University of South Dakota, 1926; M.D., 1930, Harvard University.
Career: Conducted pioneer research in using artificial radiation
in treating cancer patients; dir. of the Donner Laboratory at Berkeley
until appointment as Regent; had been with Donner Lab since its
beginnings in 1935; brother of Ernest O. Lawrence.
Howard H., b. June 19, 1930, Salinas, Calif. Appointed
by governor Deukmejian, 1990-2001. Committees: Health Services,
1999-2000; Audit, 2000; Investments, 2000-01; Chairman, Oversight
of the Dept. of Energy, 2000-01; Chairman of the Board, 1993-95.
Education: B.S. Economics, 1952, Yale University. Career:
President or Chairman and major stockholder in several food growing
and shipping companies, including Cypress Farms, Royal Packing Co.,
American Farms, Inc.; named Ambassador to France by President George
W. Bush in 2001, after his term as Regent expired.
John, Ex officio Regent as Pres. of the University,
1876-81 (see Administration,
David S, b. June 23, 1937, China. Appointed by Governor
Wilson as Regent, 1994-2006. Committee memberships (2000-01):
Audit, Finance, Health Services (Vice Chair). Education:
Born in China, Mr. Lee holds an honorary doctorate of engineering
and a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from
Montana State University and a master's degree in the same field
from North Dakota State University. Career: David S. Lee
is Chairman of the Board of Communications Corporation and Cortelco.
Currently Mr. Lee is a member of the boards of directors of ACT
Manufacturing, ESS Technology, Linear Technology Corporation, Accela,
Daily Wellness Co., Telemax Communications, Pacific International
Center for High Technology Research and the California Chamber of
Commerce, and is Honorary President of Asian Culture Teachings.
He was an advisor to Presidents Bush and Clinton on the Advisory
Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiation (Office of the U.S. Trade
Representative/Executive Office of the President) and to former
Governor Wilson through the California Economic Development Corporation
and the council on California Competitiveness. Mr. Lee has served
on the Board of Governors for California Community Colleges.
Lester H., b. June 15, 1931, China. Appointed by Governor
Wilson, 1993-94. Committees (1993-94): Audit; Affirmative
Action Policies; Education Policy; Vice-Chairman, Oversight of the
Dept. of Energy. Education: B.S. Mehcanical Engineering,
1952, University of Illinois; M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1953,
University of Illinois; Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 1965, Stanford
University. Career: Chairman and President of Recortec, inc.,
1970-present; served on President Bush's Commission on Executive
R. Marilyn, b. May 15, 1948, Los Angeles, Calif., Ex officio
Regent as Alumni Association President, 1987-88. Committees
(1987-88): Finance, Audit, Grounds and Buildings. Education:
B.A. Political Science, 1969, UC Santa Barbara; J.D., 1977, McGeorge
School of Law. Career: Lawyer; Administrator, Times Mirror
Edgar Coleman, b. Aug. 4, 1881, S.F.; d. Oct. 9, 1962, S.F.
Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly, 1927-33. Education:
A.B. 1903, UCB; LL.B. 1905, Hastings Coll. of Law. Career:
admitted to Cal. bar, 1905; S.F. asst. dist. atty., 1906-10; assemblyman
from S.F., 1925-33, 1937-38; chmn., Joint Legislative Comn. of Traffic
Hazards and Public Liability Ins., 1927-29; chmn., Joint Legislative
Comn. on Taxation, 1929-31; gen. counsel, dir., Assoc. Life Ins.
Co., Cal.; counsel for S.F. Mining Exchange; dir., Federal Outfitting
Co., Inc., S.F.; vice-pres., Solomon-Wickersham Co., Ariz.; former
mem., Rep. State Central Comm.
Judith, b. April 10, 1942, Los Angeles, Calif. Ex officio
Regent as Alumni Association President, 1995-96; 1997-98. Committees
(1997-98): Audit, Educational Policy, Finance, Investments. Education:
B.S. Education, 1964, UC Los Angeles. Career: served 2 terms
as Alumni Regent.
Dexter Appointed Student Regent-designate until July
1, 2002, at which time he will become Student Regent for a one-year
term. Education: UC Berkeley undergraduate.
Luther H., b. Nov. 20, 1914, Froid, Mont.; d. June 28, 1980.
Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly, 1955-59. Education:
Dana Coll., Nebr. Career: assemblyman from Alameda county,
1948-58; subdivider, home builder, 1935-.
George H., b. March 26, 1939. Ex officio Regent as
Alumni Association President, 1974-75. Education: A.B. Political
Science, 1961, UC Berkeley; L.L.B., 1964, Harvard University. Career:
UCB Student Body President, 1960-61; partner in San Francisco law
firm, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison.
Walter J., b. Sept. 13, 1849, Hammond, Ind.; d. Oct. 11,
1960, L.A. Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly,
1933-34. Education: 1913-17, U.S.C. Coll. of Law. Career:
U.S. Army, 1917-18; L.A. law practice, 1917-55; assemblyman from
L.A. county, 1924-33; legislative advocate for railroads 1933-60.
Vice-pres., Assn. of Am. Railroads at time of death.
Ferdinand, b. June 30, 1828, Frankfort, Me.; d. July 21,
1894, S.F. Elected Honorary Regent, June 1868-82, resigned,
Nov., 1868. Career: apprenticed to East Indian firm of Russell,
Sturges and Co., 1843; assoc. with F. W. Brown and Co., Boston,
1846-49; participated in Cal. gold rush of 1849; partner, 1850-54,
Low Bros., S.F.; Low Bros. and Co., 1855-61; accomplished merger
of almost all inland steamship lines on S.F. Bay and Sacramento
River, 1854; Congressman, 1862-63; U.S. Collector, Port of S.F.,
1863; U.S. Minister to China, 1870-74; joint mgr., Anglo-Cal. Bank,
S.F., 1874-91; retired, 1891.
Hector C., b. Oct. 24, 1956, Lozano, Texas. Appointed
Student Regent 1979-80. Education: UC Davis, Sociology. Career:
Student Regent from Davis Campus; active in many Chicano organizations,
including Los Machetes, Campesion Emergency Fund, and Chicano Pre-Law
Monica. Appointed by Governor Davis, 2001-2013. Career: President,
CEO, La Opinión, the nation's largest Spanish-language daily
newspaper; member of California State Board of Education, 1999-2001,
President, 2000-01; member California Postsecondary Education Commission;
serves on Board of Directors of the Alliance for Student Achievement;
Board of Trustees for University of Southern California.
Sherrill, b. Sept. 19, 1928, Los Angeles, Calif. Ex officio
Regent as Alumni Association President, 1989-90. Committees
(1989-90): Educational Policy, Finance. Education: B.A. Political
Science, 1950, UC Los Angeles; M.A. Political Science, 1954, UC
Berkeley; J.D., 1960, Golden Gate University. Career: Judge
of the Municipal Court, L.A. Judicial District, 1981-88; Judge of
the Superior Court, 1989-present.
Leslie K., b. Feb. 13, 1960, Los Angeles, Calif. Appointed
Student Regent, 1980-81. Education: B.A. Political Science,
1981, UC Los Angeles. Career: representative to UCLA Academic
Affairs Council; UCLA Executive Committee of Letters and Science;
UCLA Committee on Student Development.
John Conant, b. Nov. 23, 1851, Ashland, O.; d. Nov. 28, 1941,
S.F. Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly, 1895-96.
Education: Overland College; U. La.; University of Chicago.
Career: assistant state engineer, La.; resident engineer,
1871, Texas and Pacific Railroad; 1875-77; manager, Twin City Gas
Co., La Salle, Ill., 1878-83; opened Benicia, Cal. law practice,
1883; helped organize and became vice-pres. and gen. manager, Cucamonga
Fruit Land Co., 1886; collector of U.S. Internal Revenue, 1st District
of Cal., 1897-1907; state bank examiner, 1907-08; treasurer, 1907-15,
Alaska Treasure Mining Co.; assemblyman from San Bernardino county,
1891, 1895, 1911.
Charles Wesley, b. Sept. 13, 1887, L.A.; d. Aug. 21, 1960.
Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly, 1943-47. Career:
searcher of records and locator, 1903, Title Ins. and Trust Co.;
practice of law beginning 1910; assemblyman from L.A. county, 1915-17,