Alfredo Mireles Jr. appeared for the first time at a UC Regents meeting as the newly elected student regent designate July 14. This summer Mireles, who was confirmed in May, began his one-year term, which involves attending all six regents meetings over the course of the next year.
A student of human health sciences at UC San Francisco, Mireles is looking forward to sharing his interest in psychological services on the UC campuses with the board, he told City on a Hill Press shortly after his confirmation.
The UC Regents govern the University of California under Article IX, Section 9 of the California Constitution.
The 26-member board meets bi-monthly and is responsible for managing UC’s $20 billion dollar operating budget and legislation.
Of the 26 voting members, only one is a student. The student regent and student regent-designate serve one concurrent year together before the student regent’s term expires and the student regent-designate advances to the office of student regent.
The board of regents’ next public meeting is scheduled for Sept. 14 through 16 at UCSF Mission Bay.