The University of California Board of Regents selected S. Sue Johnson to continue as its chair for 2001-02 at today's regents' meeting.
Johnson, whose second term will begin July 1, is a UC graduate who has served as a regent for more than 10 years. She previously served as chair of the regents' committee on finance and as a member of the board's grounds and buildings and Department of Energy laboratories oversight committees.
The board also named John J. Moores as its vice chair.
Committee assignments and chairmanships were also approved at the meeting. The chairs of the regents' 2001-02 standing committees are: Ward Connerly (audit); Velma Montoya (educational policy); Peter Preuss (finance); Judith L. Hopkinson (investments); Joanne Corday Kozberg (grounds and buildings); Moores (oversight of the Department of Energy laboratories); and David S. Lee (health services).
Johnson, who lives in Riverside, earned a bachelor's degree in history from UC Riverside. As vice president of the Alumni Associations of the University of California, she served a one-year, ex officio term on the Board of Regents in 1988-89. In Sept. 1990, then-Gov. George Deukmejian appointed her to a 12-year term on the board. That term expires on March 1, 2002.
Johnson is an active member in many civic organizations in the Inland Empire (Riverside-San Bernardino counties). She is on the board of directors of the Mission Inn Foundation and has served as president of the Friends of the Mission Inn. Johnson is also a board member of the Riverside Community Hospital and president of the California Baptist Colleges Citizens Committee.
Johnson received the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year award in 1986 and was named Woman of the Year by the California Legislature in 1989.