Cal Student Nominated to Become Next Student Regent

Berkeley Law student Jonathan Stein has been nominated by a special selection committee to become the 2012-13 UC Student Regent. If approved at the regents’ meeting in July, Stein will become the Student Regent-designate next year, when he will attend all meetings, but be unable to vote. He will become a full voting member in 2012-13.

The current Student Regent is UC San Francisco student Alfredo Mireles Jr. After serving as Student Regent-designate this year, Mireles was scheduled to become Student Regent in July but began his term early after 2010-11 regent and UC Irvine senior Jesse Cheng resigned after being found guilty of sexual assaulting a 22-year-old UCLA Law School.

Of 56 applicants, the UC Student Association interviewed 10 semifinalists, then recommended three finalists to the special committee who made the nomination. Stein, who received a BA in English from Harvard University, expects to graduate in May 2013.

According to a statement from UCOP, Stein’s goals as student regent include addressing issues of accessibility, affordability, diversity and campus climate in the following year.