About the Student Regent
The student Regent of the University of California is one of the 26 fudicary trustees of the University of California, and is a voting member of the UC Board of Regents. The position was established by the UC Board of Regents after years of tireless advocacy by the UC student body. The purpose of the student Regent is to bring a (vital) student perspective to the Board of Regents(!), as well as govern the University of California. While we do not represent all of the students of the UC, we keep student interests and issues at heart, and continually experience student life at the UC system.
It is exciting, tiring work. I would continue to speak about the position but I would veer dangerously off my zone of humility. Find out more about the student Regent position at the UC Regent website: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/studentreg.html.
About This Blog
This blog is meant to document the thoughts, comments, and day-to-day events of the student Regents, and to provide perspective on the latest challenges and events of the University of California. Please check the blog especially on UC Regent Meetings, Commission on the Future meetings, and University of California Student Association actions for liveblog action and unique Regental perspective.
About Jesse Cheng
Jesse Cheng is a fourth year Asian American Studies major, Education minor at University of California, Irvine. Out of all of the 26 voting Regents, he is the one with the shortest and unimpressive biography. He has worked extensively within the API community, where he was the chair of the Asian Pacific Student Association at UC Irvine, has worked with the Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance, and was an intern under the Asian Law Alliance in San Jose. He has also been active in the student government at UC Irvine – serving as the School of Humanities Representative, the Executive Vice President, and as a representative to UC Irvine’s Academic Senate. He is also obligated to tell you that at one point he was a chair of UC Irvine’s Student Fee Advocacy Committee. He is currently the Student Regent-designate, and is under the mentorship of the current Student Regent, Jesse Bernal.