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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
University of California Office of the President

Media Contacts:
Deniene Erickson
(510) 987-0997
deniene.erickson@ucop.edu

Berkeley undergraduate nominated as 2003-04 student regent

Matthew J. Murray, a second-year student studying architecture at UC Berkeley, has been nominated as the student member of the University of California Board of Regents for 2003-04.
Murray's nomination will be considered by the full board at its Sept. 18-19 meeting. If approved, Murray will become the student regent-designate and be able to participate in all deliberations, but not vote until July 2003 when his one-year term begins.

"I am passionate about public education, and I am looking forward to making a difference as a proponent of the University of California," Murray said.

Murray is an active member of the UC Berkeley community. He is the co-founder and president of the Berkeley American Civil Liberties Union, organizing forums and rallies. He also serves on the Academic Freedom Committee of the Academic Senate.

A 20-year old California native, Murray is dedicated to his studies. He is the recipient of several academic accolades, including the UC Berkeley Alumni Scholarship and the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Scholarship. Murray is also a National Merit Scholar.

The current student regent is Tracy M. Davis, a UCLA graduate student studying higher education. She will be succeeded by political economy major Dexter Ligot-Gordon of UC Berkeley, whose term as student regent begins July 2002.

If approved, Murray will be the 29th student regent since the position was established in 1975.


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