University of California Regents Chairman Bruce D. Varner and UC President Janet Napolitano today (Jan. 2) welcomed Gareth Elliott as Gov. Brown’s latest appointment to the Board of Regents, which brings the university’s governing body to full capacity.

“Gareth Elliott’s legislative expertise and deep interest in educational issues are a valuable addition to the board,” Varner said. “I look forward to working with him at this month’s meeting and on matters that will shape the future of the University of California for years to come.”

Napolitano said: “Gareth Elliott will bring to the board his critical experience in state legislative affairs, a welcome addition as the university engages with our elected leaders. I relish the opportunity to work together to help ensure that UC remains among the world’s best public university systems.”