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Governance Fellows

In 2011, the University of California Center Sacramento established the Governance Fellow Program to help inspire students to a career in public service. Fellows are former elected officials who have dedicated a large part of their careers to serving their communities and the state of California. Appointed to one-year terms, Fellows advise and mentor students enrolled in the UC Center program and serve on the Center’s Advisory Council.

 

2011

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.

2012

Jack Scott

Jack Scott was the 9th President of Pasadena City College from 1987 to 1995. He served the 21st District in the California State Assembly from 2000 to 2008. Scott served as the UCCS Governance Fellow in 2012.

2013

Mike 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.

2014

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.

Bev Hansen

Bev Hansen served in the California Assembly representing District 8 from 1986 to 1992. Her and Assemblywoman Sally Tanner created the Woman of the Year award that honors the accomplishments of one woman from each Senate and Assembly district. She was the UCCS Governance Fellow in 2015.

2016

Cruz Reynoso

Cruz Reynoso is a Professor of Law Emeritus at the UC Davis School of Law. He is a former Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. Reynoso received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000 for his devotion to public service. He served as the UCCS Governance Fellow in 2016.

2017

Kristin Olsen

Kristin Olsen sat on the Modesto City Council from 2005 to 2010. She served the 12th district in the State Assembly from 2010 to 2016. While in office, she was the Assembly Republican leader from 2014 to 2016. Olsen is the UCCS Governance Fellow for 2017.

2011

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.

2012

Jack Scott

Jack Scott was the 9th President of Pasadena City College from 1987 to 1995. He served the 21st District in the California State Assembly from 2000 to 2008. Scott served as the UCCS Governance Fellow in 2012.

2013

Mike 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.

2014

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.

Bev Hansen

Bev Hansen served in the California Assembly representing District 8 from 1986 to 1992. Her and Assemblywoman Sally Tanner created the Woman of the Year award that honors the accomplishments of one woman from each Senate and Assembly district. She was the UCCS Governance Fellow in 2015.

2016

Cruz Reynoso

Cruz Reynoso is a Professor of Law Emeritus at the UC Davis School of Law. He is a former Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. Reynoso received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000 for his devotion to public service. He served as the UCCS Governance Fellow in 2016.

2017

Kristin Olsen

Kristin Olsen sat on the Modesto City Council from 2005 to 2010. She served the 12th district in the State Assembly from 2010 to 2016. While in office, she was the Assembly Republican leader from 2014 to 2016. Olsen is the UCCS Governance Fellow for 2017.

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