“Coming from parents who were proud and relieved to be able to afford a public education, I know the importance of preserving an affordable education for generations to come,” Carsey said in accepting the role she will assume on July 1, 2013. From the foundation’s inception in 1973, members of its board have formed a valuable link between UC Santa Barbara and communities local, regional, and national, by promoting the campus profile and encouraging private gifts to the university.
Carsey has been named one of the 50 greatest women in radio and television, and recognized as one of the most successful American businesswomen in or out of show business. With partner Tom Werner, she co-founded one of the most successful independent studios in television history, Carsey Werner Company, whose hits include “The Cosby Show,” “Roseanne,” “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “That 70’s Show,” and “Grace Under Fire.” The company also teamed with Oprah Winfrey, and former Nickelodeon chief Geraldine Laybourne, to create cable network and multimedia company Oxygen.
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