UCSF to Host Discussion about Role of Staff Advisor to Regents

UC's first two staff advisors to the UC Board of Regents will share their insights about the program and the nomination process during a presentation slated for Tuesday, Jan. 24. The program will be held in the School of Nursing, room N 225, on the UCSF Parnassus campus. This is an opportunity to hear firsthand from the advisors and talk with them personally about their experiences in the two-year pilot program. The first two staff advisors, UCSF's David Bell and UCLA's David Miller, will talk about the opportunity to offer staff input into the deliberations and decisions of the Regents. Mike Tyburski, director of Human Resources at UCSF, and Roz Tuttle, Staff Council chair, also will be part of the panel discussion. UC staff and their allies worked very hard to get a seat at the table and have a voice in University matters as advisors the UC Board of Regents. UC's first two staff advisors are also the two most recent past chairs of the Council of UC Staff Assemblies, a 28-member board with representatives from all 10 UC campuses and three national laboratories. Miller, manager of client services for UCLA's Communications Technology Services (CTS), and Bell, a communication liaison with the Work-Life Resource Center at UCSF, were personally selected by UC President Robert C. Dynes as the first staff members to serve in this two-year pilot program. Under the pilot program, two individual staff and/or non-Senate academic employees will serve as non-voting advisors to two Regental committees: the Committee on Educational Policy and the Committee on Grounds and Buildings. Each staff advisor will participate in all meetings of his/her assigned committee (with the exception of Closed or Regents Only sessions) and will be invited to stay and observe all open sessions of Regents' meetings and certain other Regents' events. All eligible UC staff and non-Senate academic employees who are interested in serving as the 2006-07 staff advisor to the Regents may apply during the period of Tuesday, Jan. 17, through Wednesday, Feb. 15. The staff advisor will be selected from all eligible UC staff and non-Senate academic employees by President Dynes in consultation with the chairman of the Regents. Complete information about the staff advisor pilot program can be found here. A PDF containing information regarding about how to apply and the selection process is posted online. Source: Lisa Cisneros