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Appointed in 2005 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eddie Island is a retired attorney and executive who will serve until 2012. Island was the presiding vice president for McDonnell-Douglas Corporation, leading law, intellectual property and governmental affairs departments throughout his tenure. Previously Island worked with Pacific Enterprises Corporation, and was a member and treasurer of the California Science Center Board. He earned a juris doctorate degree from Harvard Law School. Island now holds office in the UC regents’ educational policy, finance, governance and health services committees. He voted against the 9.6 percent fee increase (voted 14-4) approved by the Board of Regents in July.

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The University of California Regents will be meeting Nov. 15-17 in San Francisco. This week and next week we are running profiles on the UC’s top decision makers. Read more…