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Advisory Board

The advisory board is an important part of UCCS. The board is made up of leaders.

A.G. Block

A.G. Block is the co-chair of the Community Relations Committee at the Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento. He is the former associate director of UC Center Sacramento.

William Emmerson

William Emmerson is the Senior Vice President of State Relations & Advocacy for the California Hospital Association.

Robert Huckfeldt

Robert Huckfeldt is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science and a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Communication at UC Davis.

Kieran Flaherty

Kieran Flaherty is an Associate Vice President & Director of State Governmental Relations at the UC Office of the President.

Stephen A. Arditti

Stephen A. Arditti has worked in Sacramento representing the University of California for over 30 years. He serves as the Assistant Vice President and Director, State Government Relations, University of California, Emeritus.

Ben Allen

Ben Allen is the State Senator for the 26th Senate District which contains the Westside, Hollywood, and coastal South Bay communities of Los Angeles County. He is the chair of the Senate Education Committee and the legislature's Joint Committee of the Arts.

Henry Brady

Henry Brady is Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the director of the UC's Survey Research Center from 1998 to 2009.

Susan Carlson

Susan Carlson is Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Programs at the UC Office of the President, and professor of English at UC Davis. Dr. Carlson has responsibility for UC systemwide policy, data, and processes that support faculty recruitment, retention, advancement, and diversity.

Delaine Eastin

Delaine Eastin was in the California State Assembly from 1986 to 1994 representing the 18th and 20th district. Eastin served as the 25th Superintendent of Public Instruction of California from 1995 to 2003.  She served as the UCCS Governance Fellow in 2014.

Diane Griffiths

Diane Griffiths retired as State Senator Bob Hertzberg's Chief of Staff in June 2017 but continues to assist the senator. She served as the Chief of Staff to the UC Board of Regents and as General Counsel to the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

Jose Medina

Jose Medina is a State Assemblyman representing the 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris, and Mead Valley. He is the chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education.

Karl Mohr

Karl Mohr serves as the Chief of Staff to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at UC Davis. Previously, he managed the UC Davis capital planning program and served as the Finance Director for the City of Davis.

Roger Niello

Roger Niello served as a member of the California State Assembly from the 5th district from 2004 to 2010. He served as the UCCS Governance Fellow in 2011.

Patricia Osorio-O'Dea

Patricia Osorio-O'Dea is the Director of Academic Program Coordination at the UC Office of the President.

Thomas McMorrow

Thomas McMorrow is responsible for the law firm Manatt's California policy practice and the management of the Sacramento office.

Michael Villines

Mike Villines served the 29th District in the California State Assembly from 2004 to 2010 and as the Republican leader from 2006 to 2009. He was the UCCS Governance Fellow for 2013.

Das Williams

Das Williams was elected in 2016 as supervisor for the First District of Santa Barbara County. He served in the California Assmebly from 2010 to 2016  and on the Santa Barbara City Council from 2003 to 2010.

Richard Kravitz

Richard Kravitz is the director of the UC Center Sacramento. He is also Professor and Co-vice Chair for Research in the Department of Internal Medicine at UC Davis.

Oladele A. Ogunseitan

Dele Ogunseitan is Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention at the University of California, Irvine. He is also Professor of Social Ecology, and a member of the Board of Directors of the UC Systemwide Global Health Institute.

A.G. Block

A.G. Block is the co-chair of the Community Relations Committee at the Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento. He is the former associate director of UC Center Sacramento.

William Emmerson

William Emmerson is the Senior Vice President of State Relations & Advocacy for the California Hospital Association.

Robert Huckfeldt

Robert Huckfeldt is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science and a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Communication at UC Davis.

Kieran Flaherty

Kieran Flaherty is an Associate Vice President & Director of State Governmental Relations at the UC Office of the President.

Stephen A. Arditti

Stephen A. Arditti has worked in Sacramento representing the University of California for over 30 years. He serves as the Assistant Vice President and Director, State Government Relations, University of California, Emeritus.

Ben Allen

Ben Allen is the State Senator for the 26th Senate District which contains the Westside, Hollywood, and coastal South Bay communities of Los Angeles County. He is the chair of the Senate Education Committee and the legislature's Joint Committee of the Arts.

Henry Brady

Henry Brady is Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the director of the UC's Survey Research Center from 1998 to 2009.

Susan Carlson

Susan Carlson is Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Programs at the UC Office of the President, and professor of English at UC Davis. Dr. Carlson has responsibility for UC systemwide policy, data, and processes that support faculty recruitment, retention, advancement, and diversity.

Delaine Eastin

Delaine Eastin was in the California State Assembly from 1986 to 1994 representing the 18th and 20th district. Eastin served as the 25th Superintendent of Public Instruction of California from 1995 to 2003.  She served as the UCCS Governance Fellow in 2014.

Diane Griffiths

Diane Griffiths retired as State Senator Bob Hertzberg's Chief of Staff in June 2017 but continues to assist the senator. She served as the Chief of Staff to the UC Board of Regents and as General Counsel to the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

Jose Medina

Jose Medina is a State Assemblyman representing the 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris, and Mead Valley. He is the chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education.

Karl Mohr

Karl Mohr serves as the Chief of Staff to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at UC Davis. Previously, he managed the UC Davis capital planning program and served as the Finance Director for the City of Davis.

Roger Niello

Roger Niello served as a member of the California State Assembly from the 5th district from 2004 to 2010. He served as the UCCS Governance Fellow in 2011.

Patricia Osorio-O'Dea

Patricia Osorio-O'Dea is the Director of Academic Program Coordination at the UC Office of the President.

Thomas McMorrow

Thomas McMorrow is responsible for the law firm Manatt's California policy practice and the management of the Sacramento office.

Michael Villines

Mike Villines served the 29th District in the California State Assembly from 2004 to 2010 and as the Republican leader from 2006 to 2009. He was the UCCS Governance Fellow for 2013.

Das Williams

Das Williams was elected in 2016 as supervisor for the First District of Santa Barbara County. He served in the California Assmebly from 2010 to 2016  and on the Santa Barbara City Council from 2003 to 2010.

Richard Kravitz

Richard Kravitz is the director of the UC Center Sacramento. He is also Professor and Co-vice Chair for Research in the Department of Internal Medicine at UC Davis.

Oladele A. Ogunseitan

Dele Ogunseitan is Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention at the University of California, Irvine. He is also Professor of Social Ecology, and a member of the Board of Directors of the UC Systemwide Global Health Institute.

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