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UCSF dental alum appointed to UC Board of Regents

June 04, 2015

Dr. Harvey A. Brody
Dr. Harvey A. Brody
San Francisco — Effective July 1, Dr. Harvey A. Brody will serve as alumni regent-designate to the University of California Board of Regents, the UC San Francisco announced May 22.

Dr. Brody, a 1963 graduate of UCSF School of Dentistry, was nominated by the Alumni Association of University of California San Francisco. He will be the first dentist to serve on the Board.

“Harvey Brody will be very effective as alumni regent,” said Renee Navarro, PharmD, M.D., resident alumna and UCSF vice chancellor of diversity and outreach. “He is trusted and wise, he cares deeply about UCSF and its public mission, and he thinks in innovative ways that can add a vision for the future. He laid the groundwork for many of UCSF’s diversity efforts, a crucial component of UC’s mission.”

Dr. Brody will serve as regent-designate and treasurer of the Alumni Association of the University of California his first year, attending all meetings and participating in policy discussions. In his second year, he will become a full voting member of the 26-member Board of Regents and will serve concurrently as AAUC vice president. The two-year alumni regent term rotates among the 10-campus UC system.

As alumni regent, Dr. Brody aspires to examine UC’s systemwide diversity efforts and work with all the campuses to explore new opportunities for diversifying faculty, staff, and students.

“I’ve benefited from and been involved with UC on so many levels,” said Dr. Brody. “I’m devoted to the University and am honored to have the opportunity to serve in this special capacity.”

A clinical professor emeritus of dentistry, Dr. Brody’s UCSF career spans more than 50 years and includes teaching and administrative positions, innovative program development, medical and educational research and publications, and numerous national and regional honors. In addition to his UCSF degree, he holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from UC Berkeley and a master’s in education from San Francisco State University.

The UC system includes more than 238,000 students and more than 190,000 faculty and staff, with more than 1.7 million alumni around the world.