Julie Hill illustrates the adage “If you want to get something done, ask a busy person.” The chair-elect of the University of California, Irvine Foundation board is heading an effort to update the roles and responsibilities of trustees in an era when public universities are rethinking their funding models.
As the former chair of the UCI Foundation Board of Trustees, a trustee of Chapman University and a past trustee of the University of San Diego, James V. “Jim” Mazzo is a strong believer in education. His extraordinary commitment to UCI and the broader community even led him to receive the UCI Medal in 2008.
From the very beginning, support from visionary friends and alumni have been the backbone of UCI, and their ongoing generosity has enabled the university to rise into the ranks of the world's best research institutions.
Marilyn Sutton has a passion for public higher education – a passion that kept her engaged at California State University, Dominquez Hills for 35 years and that brought her to the UCI Foundation. A longtime supporter of UCI, she joined its Board of Trustees less than two years ago.