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, Interim Associate Chief of Staff, and Associate Director of BoV Operations, Jen Brand. For more information, contact

Board Membership

Laura Baxter-Simons

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Meritage Group LP

Berkeley, CA

Sharon Bonner-Brown

Danville, CA

Susan C. Chamberlin (M.B.A. ‘87)

Co-founder and Director, Chamberlin Education Foundation

Richmond, CA

Bettina Duval (B.A. '82)

President, BRDBND LLC

Santa Monica, CA

Cecilia Estolano (J.D. '98)

Chief Executive Officer, Estolano Advisors

Pasadena, CA

Michael Grimes (B.S. '87)

Co-Head, Global Technology Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley

Hillsborough, CA

Charles Huang (B.A. '93)

Cupertino, CA

Freada Kapor Klein (B.A. '74)

Founding Partner, Kapor Capital

Oakland, CA

Kathy Kwan (B.A. '87, M.B.A. '93, M.P.H. '93)

President, Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation

Menlo Park, CA

James Lau (B.A. ‘81 Computer Science & Applied Mathematics)

Co-Founder, NetApp

Burlingame, CA

Matt Levin (B.S. '88) (Co-Chair)

Co-Founder, Verity Venture Partners

Orinda, CA

Cynt Marshall (B.A. '81)

Chief Executive Officer, Dallas Mavericks

Dallas, TX

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)

Chairman and Co-Founder, Arcus Biosciences

Hillsborough, 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) (Co-Chair)

Berkeley, CA

Sanford "Sandy" Weill

Chairman Emeritus, Citigroup; CEO Casa Rosa Ventures

New York, NY

H. Michael "Mike" Williams (B.A. '82)

Lafayette, CA

Shariq Yosufzai

Retired, Vice President Global Diversity, Chevron Corporation

Oakland, CA