UC Berkeley student nominated as 2012-13 student regent

The UC Office of the President announced today that a special committee of the UC Board of Regents has nominated Jonathan Stein, a UC Berkeley graduate student, to serve as student regent for 2012-13.

Though the board will vote on the nomination at its July meeting, Stein would first serve as Student Regent-Designate for the upcoming year before his term begins in July 2012. As the Student Regent-Designate, Stein would be able to participate in all of the board’s deliberations but would not have voting privileges until the start of his one-year term.

According to the statement announcing his nomination, Stein was chosen from a pool of 56 applicants from all 10 UC campuses. Three finalists were interviewed by the board committee after their names were submitted by the UC Students Association, which interviewed 10 semifinalists, the statement reads.

Stein is currently pursuing a both master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy and a law degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law, according to the statement.

The 2011-12 student regent is Alfredo Mireles Jr., who took the position May 17 following the resignation of former student regent Jesse Cheng.

J.D. Morris is an assistant news editor.