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First appointed by Gov. Davis in 1999, Lansing replaced former Chairman Russel Gould in June. Lansing is widely recognized for her lasting stronghold in the film industry, including Presidency at Paramount Pictures. Her career recently broadened to include professional philanthropy (such as her own charity, The Sherry Lansing Foundation) and corporate involvement.  Lansing is director for RealID, Inc., Dole Foods, Inc., and Qualcomm, Inc. Investigative reporter Peter Byrne singled out that “Documents released by the UC Treasurer show that, after Ms. Lansing joined the Qualcomm board, UC quadrupled its investment in Qualcomm to $397 million.” Lansing said she did not instruct the Investment Committee to buy such stock.

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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…