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Berkeley Social Welfare Major Named Next UC Student Regent

Saifuddin (BA '14) rare undergraduate to hold post

Sadia SaifuddinBerkeley Social Welfare undergraduate Sadia Saifuddin (BA '14) has been confirmed as the 40th student regent to sit on the University of California Board of Regents.

The board announced its confirmation of the selection during the group's meeting in mid-July. Saifuddin -- who currently serves as an ASUC senator in UC Berkeley -- will assume the UC student regent position in July 2014, following a one-year term as student-regent designate.

"I come from a legacy of people who care about education and community," said Saifuddin. "I want the people who come after to have the same opportunities I had." As a voting member of the UC board, the student regent represents the perspective of the entire student body of the University of California system. Saifuddin is just one of two undergraduates to hold the position over the last decade. 

Click here to read the Los Angeles Times article, "Next UC student regent hopes to freeze tuition on the 10 campuses."