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Gloria Romero

UC Board of Regents adds experts in sports management, media, arms control, finance

UC Board of Regents adds experts in sports management, media, arms control, finance

Gov. Jerry Brown’s newest appointees to the University of California Board of Regents offer media pizazz, policy expertise and political skills at a time when the university system is facing major challenges.

The 10-campus system is scrambling for more dollars to offset years of state budget reductions. Enrollment demands are surging with record numbers of applicants — 210,000 last fall. And Sacramento lawmakers are moving to assert more control after two critical state audits of UC operations.

The four appointees, who bring the 26-member board back to full strength for the first time in two years, will make their first collective appearance...

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