Monica Lozano (AGAIN!)

This seat was held by Monica Lozano until her previous term expired in 2012. The Governor has now reappointed her. She is now chair of the UC Regents.

Committee Membership (2016-2017)

As Chair of the Board, Regent Lozano is ex officio member 

of all committees except Governance and Health Services.

Her bio has already been posted to the UC Regents website:
Monica C. Lozano is Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Impremedia, LLC, a leading Hispanic news and information company with outlets in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and other U.S. cities. ImpreMedia publishes some of the most widely read and well respected Spanish language newspapers including La Opinión (LA) and El Diario (NY). Ms. Lozano is also a trustee of the University of Southern California and serves on various boards including the Rockefeller and Weingart Foundations.

Lozano was appointed by Governor Davis in 2001 for a 12 year term which expired in 2013. She was re-appointed by Governor Brown in 2014 to a term ending in 2022.

Term of Appointment

September 21, 2001; reappointed March 2, 2014
Term expires:
March 1, 2022

Committee Membership (2015-2016)

As Chairman of the Board, Regent Lozano is ex officio member of all committees except Governance.

and she has been given committee assignments as follows:
Committee Membership (2013-2014)

Educational Policy
Health Services

The UCOP website does not currently list her here, but you can view this news account.
*This UC Regent position is now vacant and is to be filled by appointment of the Governor.
This: LA Times Update September 2013

CA Senate Rules Committee UC Regents Reappointment Confirmation Hearing August 2014

At the March 2013 UC Regents Meeting Governor Brown said he has been reluctant to appoint new regents because he does not want to ruin the excellent chemistry between the existing regents. He also praised former Gov. Davis and former Gov. Schwarzenegger appointments to the board and said they were better regents than the UC regents Brown had to deal with in his first term as Governor in the 1970s. These statements are quite different from the statements he made in the article below.

Please see this article for these comments from Governor Jerry Brown:
"I haven’t appointed anyone to the regents yet. Well, who should I appoint? That’s a good question. What are they going to do?

I’ve appointed some people to the Cal State and I’ve appointed some interesting people on the state board and I’m looking, but what impact does that make? If you want to make change, can the state board make an impact? Can the CalState make an impact? Things are very conservative in how they run.

Before when I used to go to the regents, I’d go armed and I was attacking. But it’s totally marginal. You can’t influence ... So now it takes more time, you’ve got to be more subtle, you need more allies. You need a long-term game plan.

So, I have a longer term game plan than I had 30 years ago, even though I’ve got less time because I’m 74, I’m not 36. I’m thinking through how I can influence or move in a direction that take the more creative and more productive of the those values that I think are important. And those values with the university are truth, beauty …

I also know these boards are not affected by one or two people, so there’s no rush. There are a lot of people I know. Blum I know, the lady who’se the president, she was the president of one of the movie studios. They’ve got people there.

I’ve put in some people on Cal State that I know. I looked for people. I appointed a guy that was in the Jesuits with me. Just like on the OMI board I appointed three people who I went to high school with.

Now, I know I can’t just take my old friends from the '50s and put them in positions. Actually, there’s two people who I knew from the seminary who left and went into the CIA. And I put one of them on OMI and I put one of them on Cal State.

But I’m looking for different … But I know that three appointments can’t make (a difference). It really takes ten. But by the time you get to ten, and you listen to this group and that group, and I gotta take care of that and you have diversity and this influence person – by the time you get your ten people, they’re so different that you have no impact anyway.

So this idea that you can influence by your appointees, you have to take care of all your various constituencies and then you end up replicating what is. And that’s why things don’t change very much.

***Now, I am more strategic now since I understand this better and I’m patiently looking for openings. I know that I don’t just want change for the sake of change because that’s superficial.

If you want to do something that you know is good but is different, the last place you’re going to get it done is UC. The second to last place you’re going to get it done is Cal State. And the place more likely would be the community colleges, because they’re more flexible."

Also, please see this Daily Cal article for more detail

and: this article with background from the LA Times- it includes interesting quotes from Wilson Riles and gives some key info on UC Regent Bateson, an anthropologist (It has been mentioned in interviews that Chancellor Dirks and Gov. Brown have discussed Bateson at length.)