Governor appoints UC Berkeley student to aid commission

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed a UC Berkeley student on Monday to a state student aid commission which provides financial aid policy analysis and leadership in partnership with the state’s higher education institutions.

Johnny Garcia Vazquez, a campus undergraduate studying ethnic studies, was appointed as a student representative to the California Student Aid Commission, which consists of 15 appointed members, 11 of which are appointed by the governor.

According to the commission’s website, appointed members represent “segments of the State’s higher education community,  students and the general public.”

Garcia is a student assistant at the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at UC Berkeley School of Law.

According to a press release, the position requires state Senate confirmation.

Claire Perlman is the assistant university news editor.