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Commission Members

The Commission consists of 16 members who are paid a stipend of $100 per meeting day. Nine of the commissioners represent the general public, with three each appointed for six-year terms by the Office of the Governor, the Senate Rules Committee, and the Speaker of the Assembly. Five others represent the major systems of postsecondary education in California: the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, the independent colleges and universities, and the California State Board of Education. Two student members are appointed by the Office of the Governor.

The biographies are provided by each Commissioner.

Public Members
Governor's Appointees
Ralph R. PesqueiraSan Diego
H. Eric Schockman, ChairSherman Oaks
Noreen M. WaltonPoway
Senate Rules Appointees
Stephen A. ArdittiSacramento
Hugo MoralesFresno
Olivia K. SinghSan Francisco
Speaker of the Assembly Appointees
George T. Caplan, Vice ChairLos Angeles
John P. PerezNorth Hollywood
Howard WelinskyToluca Lake
 
Student Representatives
Governor's Appointees
Vacant
Vacant
System Representatives
Independent California Colleges and Universities
Lawrence T. GeratyRiverside
Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges
Barbara Davis-LymanFair Oaks
California State Board of Education
James RamosSan Bernardino
Trustees of the California State University
Melinda GuzmanFair Oaks
Regents of the University of California
Charlene ZettelEncinitas
 
Alternates
Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges
Geoffrey L. BaumPasadena
Trustees of the California State University
Carol R. ChandlerSelma
Regents of the University of California
George David KiefferLos Angeles