a member of the California Postsecondary Education Commission, Welinsky
views with alarm the annual salary studies he reads that show the
University of California lagging behind other schools with which
it competes. “I look at how UC compares with the higher-end
privates, and I get very, very worried,” he says.
didn’t undertake his role as a volunteer advocate until 15
years after he graduated, when he spent a day in Sacramento with
university volunteers visiting legislators. Then he came to fully
understand how important UCLA was to so many people.
he takes great pride in seeing front-page headlines that tout UCLA’s
latest research breakthroughs, knowing he played a role as a volunteer.
“To sell UCLA,” he says, “is to sell the future.”