Board of Visitors

Campus at sunset

UC Berkeley's Board of Visitors provides advice and support to the chancellor, executive vice chancellor and provost, and campus leadership. While the UC Regents have overall fiduciary responsibility for the system’s ten campuses, much responsibility is devolved to the campus level. At Berkeley, the chancellor’s leadership is strengthened by having an impartial, external group of advisors known as the Board of Visitors. The types of activities the board engages in are: considering the opportunities and risks facing the university, advising the campus on long-term strategy, helping to shape and advance key initiatives, reviewing and consulting on Berkeley’s annual operating and capital budgets and plans, and reviewing significant capital projects. Board members also advocate for the university with donors, the public, and policymakers.  

The Board of Visitors is composed of 18 to 24 outstanding members of the UC Berkeley community. In addition, the chair of the UC Berkeley Foundation (UCBF) serves as a voting ex-officio member of the Board of Visitors throughout his or her tenure as UCBF chair.

The board currently meets multiple times per year. It is supported by Khira Griscavage, the Chancellor’s Chief of Staff, Erin McDevitt, Director of Cabinet, BoV and Campaign Operations, and Associate Director of BoV Operations, Jen Brand. For more information, contact boardofvisitors@berkeley.edu

Board Membership

Barbara Bass Bakar

CEO, Barbara and Gerson Bakar Foundation; Founder and President, Achieve

San Francisco, CA

Sharon Bonner-Brown

Danville, CA

Susan C. Chamberlin (M.B.A. ‘87)

Co-founder and Director, Chamberlin Family Foundation

Richmond, CA

Barbara J. Desoer (M.B.A. ’77)

Thousand Oaks, CA

Charles Huang (B.A. '93)

Chief Executive Officer, Idigo 7

Cupertino, CA

Paul E. Jacobs (B.S. ’84, M.S. ’86, Ph.D. ’89), Co-Chair

Inventor/Investor

San Diego, CA

Freada Kapor Klein (B.A. '74)

Founding Partner, Kapor Capital

Oakland, CA

Matt Levin (B.S. '88)

Lafayette, CA

Ricardo Mora (B.A. ’88)

Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co.

New York, NY

Vanessa Morrison (B.A. ’90)

President, Fox Family

Los Angeles, CA

Na'ilah Nasir (B.A. '93)

President, Spencer Foundation

Evanston, IL

Barbro S. Osher

Honorary Consul General of Sweden

San Francisco, CA

Terry Rosen (Ph.D. '85)

CEO, Arcus Biosciences

Hillsborough, CA

Jeff Shell (B.A. '87)

CEO, NBCUniversal

Los Angeles, CA

Nathaniel “Nat” Simons (B.A. ’89, M.A. ’95)

Co-founder, Prelude Ventures

San Francisco, CA

Larry W. Sonsini  (B.A. '63, J.D. '66)

Senior and Founding Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Palo Alto, CA

Nadine Tang (M.S. W. ’75)

Berkeley, CA

Sanford "Sandy" Weill

Chairman Emeritus, Citigroup; CEO Casa Rosa Ventures

New York, NY


Retired, Vice President Global Diversity, Chevron Corporation

Oakland, CA