Governor appoints three Cal State trustees

A Southern California tribal manager and a Woodland Hills attorney were among those appointed to the California State University Board of Trustees by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday.

Adam Day, 44, of Alpine in San Diego County, is an assistant manager for the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation who has also worked extensively as a policy advisor for local San Diego lawmakers.

Day, a Republican, was a defense and foreign affairs legislative assistant for U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson in 1990. Wilson subsequently served two terms as California governor. 

Day also served as general manager of NCG Porter Novelli and vice president of the Flannery Group, both specializing in public relations.

Lillian Kimbell-Del Bosque, 54, of Woodland Hills, is legal counsel and manager of Spanish Language Authors and Publisher Relations for the publishing group Gardels and Associates.

A Democrat, Kimbell-Del Bosque previously served as legal counsel and business manager at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions and as a law clerk for U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Harry Pregerson.

Kimbell-Del Bosque earned a law degree from UCLA.

Brown also reappointed Debra Farar to her third term as a trustee. Farar, 64, of Pacific Palisades, first joined the board in 1999. A Democrat, she is an education consultant who was the national finance chairwoman for Hillary Clinton for President in 2008.

She acted as finance chairwoman in the last four campaigns of U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and was a senior education advisor for former Lt. Gov. Gray Davis. Farar earned a master's degree in education from Cal State Northridge and a doctorate in the same discipline from Pepperdine University.

All of the appointments require Senate confirmation. Members of the Board of Trustees serve eight-year terms and are paid $100 per diem. 


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