UCSC alumnus Kenneth Feingold has been appointed for a two-year term to the UC Board of Regents, Chancellor Blumenthal announced today in an email to the campus community.

The Santa Monica-based lawyer and 1971 Cowell graduate will serve first as an alumni regent designate beginning July 1, 2012, followed by a 12-month term as a full, voting member of the board.

UCSC alum Kenneth Feingold has been appointed to the UC Board of Regents. Photo courtesy of news.ucsc.edu

Feingold will be the first UC Santa Cruz graduate to serve on the board in seven years.

“I am honored to have been chosen to serve as a Regent by the UCSC Alumni Association Council,” Feingold is quoted in the release. “This is a difficult time for the State of California and the University of California. I pledge to work as an alumni regent to keep our institution strong and responsive to the needs of the students, the faculty and our state.”

Feingold will serve the first year as a regent designate and secretary of the Alumni Associations of the University of California (AAUC). He will attend all meetings and participate in policy discussions but without voting rights. Beginning July 1, 2013, he will serve as president of the AAUC and become a full-voting member of the board.

“Ken is a dear friend of UCSC with a long record of service to the campus that has focused on the needs of students,” Blumenthal wrote in the Dec. 13 release. “He joins the board at a critical time, and I look forward to his participation as the university grapples with budget and advocacy issues.”
Read the full text of the press release at news.ucsc.edu

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