A Regental Role
by Reed Hutchinson '71
Marina Dundjerski '94
is important to Jodi Lynette Anderson. So much so,
that when she applied to be the University of California's 30th
student regent, she felt compelled to disclose that she does not
relish speaking in front of a crowd or being in the spotlight. But,
she added, when she is moved by a particular cause, she rises to
have an understated style of leadership that way," says Anderson
M.A. '02, a third-year UCLA doctoral student in education who will
begin her one-year term in July 2004.
this year of preparation, Anderson will sit on three regental committees:
finance, investments, and grounds and buildings.
I can't vote yet, I will be something of a diplomat," she says.
"But I'm hoping to share some valuable perspectives and to
have input this year as appropriate and necessary."
list of concerns touches all students: the impact of budget cuts
on student services, ensuring access to all UC-eligible students
and keeping the opening of UC Merced — already delayed until
fall 2005 — on track.
stay on top of everything, Anderson says she need only emulate her
parents and grandparents, who, among other jobs, worked in the Central
Valley's oil fields and canneries.
I occasionally feel overwhelmed, I just have to remind myself that
I am truly privileged to be at UCLA studying something that I feel
passionate about," Anderson says. "As long as I know that
I am exerting as much effort as my parents and grandparents, I feel
satisfied with myself and a bit less overwhelmed."