Indy Publisher Named Regent

Santa Barbara Independent publisher George Thurlow was elected last week to serve a two-year term as alumni representative to the University of California Board of Regents. Thurlow said he “campaigned” for the post by arguing the UC system should devote more attention to scholarship fundraising aimed at bringing financially disadvantaged minority and working-class white students into the UC system. Thurlow, who begins his term next July, said he also urged regents to adopt green-friendly building requirements for new construction projects. Thurlow’s election gave Santa Barbara two representatives on UC’s politically influential decision-making body; the other is Judith Hopkinson.

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