Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board

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Group shot of the 2018 Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board.

Ambassadors in the Community

The Chancellor’s Office is committed to fostering and strengthening positive relationships with the campus and community organizations. The Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board (CCAB), formerly known as the Board of Overseers, advocates for UC San Diego and advises the Chancellor, with specific emphasis on the university’s role in the community. The board also supports the formulation and execution of advocacy plans and programs related to increasing the community’s understanding of the positive impact UC San Diego has on the region’s development and progress.

Created by former Chancellor William D. McElroy in 1973, CCAB is one of the oldest advisory boards of its type in the University of California system.


The board is composed of talented, experienced and motivated citizens of San Diego interested in fostering positive and productive relationships between UC San Diego and the community at-large. The board’s membership reflects the diversity of San Diego.

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Yen Tu*President, Yen C. Tu Consulting; UC San Diego Alum ’90

Yen Tu

Location: San Diego, CA

Yen Tu was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and came to the United States as a refugee with her family in 1977. She is one of 10 children. A San Diego resident since 1978, she graduated from UC San Diego in 1990 with a bachelor of arts in Chinese studies. Tu owns a consulting business focused on marketing, community outreach and special events. Her clients include the city of San Diego, Stantec and Kleinfelder. Her previous positions include serving as interim executive director of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, executive director of the Asian Business Association, and legislative aide for two city of San Diego council members and one county supervisor.

David Arambula*Litigation Consultant, McAvoy & Rivera; Council Member, City of Lemon Grove

David Arambula

Location: Lemon Grove, CA

David Arambula has broad-based experience in different industries and environments including retail, health care, education, social services, legal, union, nonunion, multistate and international companies. He excels in the areas of HR business and strategic planning with key responsibilities in employee relations/HR law, litigation management, training and development, conflict resolution risk management and contract review/negotiations. He has a Juris Doctor from the California Western School of Law, a Master of Business Administration from National University, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Southern Illinois University.

Suzanne AfflaloMedical Director, Alliance Health Clinic

Suzanne Afflalo

Location: San Diego, CA

Suzanne Afflalo is a retired Southern California Permanente Medical Group Family Physician who worked at Kaiser Permanente for 23 years. She currently serves as the medical director for the Alliance Health Clinic. She is also a statewide Champion Provider for the California Department of Public Health’s SNAP-ED program. She works with the San Diego County Public Health Services and UC San Diego School of Medicine Center for Community Health on PSEs — policy, systems and environmental changes. She is also a member of the County of San Diego’s Health Services Advisory Board and the Multicultural Health Foundation Board.

Dr. Afflalo is passionate about working with minority and underserved communities, educating, encouraging and empowering people to obtain the best health possible. In Spring 2014, she designed and implemented A Healthier Me, a lifestyle change and health improvement program developed to decrease the morbidity and mortality of African-Americans with various cardiovascular risks. Dr. Afflalo’s goal is to spread A Healthier Me to numerous churches and other organizations in Southeast San Diego. In addition, she participates in several mentoring programs for middle and high school students, and has organized several health fairs, providing health screening at barbershops, churches and community events.

Ruben BarralesPresident, Grow Elect

Ruben Barrales

Location: San Diego, CA

Ruben Barrales is the president of Grow Elect, an organization that empowers the Latino community by electing Latinos to public office in local and state government. He served previously as CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and deputy assistant to President George W. Bush, and was elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. He also serves on the board of directors for the Public Policy Institute of California. Barrales graduated from UC Riverside with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in administrative studies.

Cristina Chiriboga-Hahn*Retiree: Interim President of Cuyamaca College; UC San Diego Alum ’72 and ’03

Cristina Chiriboga-Hahn

Location: San Diego, CA

Cristina Chiriboga-Hahn has extensive experience in higher education. She received her master’s degree in history from UC San Diego and her doctorate in education leadership from University of San Diego. She was the interim president of Cuyamaca College and also served as the vice president of instruction. Currently, she serves on the Dissertation Service for Doctoral Students in the College of Education at San Diego State University. Chiriboga-Hahn has been dean for language arts at Southwestern Community College and CEO member of San Diego and Imperial Counties Community College Association (SDICCCA).

Grace Chui-MillerChief Financial Officer, Correlation Ventures; UC San Diego Alum ’93

Grace Chui-Miller

Location: San Diego, CA

Grace Chui-Miller is responsible for the financial reporting of Correlation Ventures’ investment funds as well as day-to-day management of firmwide finance, operations and investment monitoring. In addition, she is responsible for investor relations and works closely with outside legal counsel on fundraising, operations and regulatory compliance matters. Previously she was the chief financial officer of DCM, a technology-focused venture capital firm based in the Bay Area with over $2 billion under management; she had oversight of global finance operations and advised portfolio company management teams, providing operational and financial guidance and assistance. She also spent seven years at KPMG LLP, working as an audit manager on various privately and publicly held clients in the financial services and information-technology industry segments (including several venture-capital funds and venture-backed portfolio companies). Chui-Miller received her Master of Business Administration from the Anderson School at UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts in quantitative economics and decision sciences from UC San Diego. She is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of California.

Michael ConnollyAdjunct Faculty, San Diego State University; Member of Campo Kumeyaay Nation

Michael Connolly

Location: Campo, CA

Michael Connolly is a member of the Campo Kumeyaay Nation. In 1990, he helped establish and direct one of the first tribal Environmental Protection Agencies in the United States. Connolly researched and implemented traditional environmental practices in contemporary land and resource management. He worked on environmental policy for the National Congress of American Indians, National Tribal Environmental Council, the Good Neighbor Environmental Board and several US Environmental Protection Agency advisory committees. His work on issues of taxation policy and impediments to sustainable tribal economies is nationally recognized. He has authored many papers on tribal economics, Kumeyaay history and resource management. He has three published books on Kumeyaay history and cosmology. Connolly’s formal education includes a bachelor of science in Manufacturing Engineering and a master of arts in Economics. He is an adjunct faculty in American Indian Studies at San Diego State University. He served 17 years in elected office for the Campo Kumeyaay Nation.

Stanley M. Faer*Retiree: Television Director

Stanley Faer

Location: Valley Center, CA

Stanley M. Faer has been a member of UC San Diego Chancellor’s Associates since 2007 and is a member of the newly formed Chancellor’s Associates Council. He has chaired its Faculty Excellence Awards. As a member of the UC San Diego Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, he served three terms as president and two years as treasurer. Faer is the community chair of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Patient and Family Advisory Council. He has also served on the Geisel Library Board.

Prior to his retirement, Faer served on a number of boards, including the Directors Guild of America. He was employed by CBS Television for over forty years, first in management then as an assistant director primarily on variety and sports programs. Additionally, Faer had his own production company and directed variety programs, commercials and industrials. He is a recipient of an Emmy Award and the Directors Guild of America Franklin J. Schaffner Lifetime Achievement Award.

Clarissa Reyes FalconPrincipal Consultant, Falcon Strategies LLC; UC San Diego Alum ’94

Clarissa Reyes Falcon

Location: Bonita, CA

Clarissa Reyes Falcon has expertise in government, community and nonprofit arenas, and she serves the most disadvantaged and underserved communities in California with a passion. Prior to starting her consulting business, Falcon Strategies LLC, she served as district chief of staff for the 40th California State Senate District represented by Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny. Prior to working for Senator Ducheny, Falcon worked as key staff on public policy for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (SDREDC). Falcon received her undergraduate degree in political science and literature from UC San Diego (Thurgood Marshall College) in 1994.

George GastilEducator

George Gastil

Location: Lemon Grove, CA

George Gastil has taught history for much of his professional life, starting at the secondary level and continuing to the college level in 2000. He currently teaches at San Diego State University and Grossmont Community College and has previously taught at Palomar Community College and San Diego Miramar College. In 1998 Gastil was elected to serve on the Lemon Grove School Board and was re-elected in 2002 and 2006. In 2002, he joined the staff of State Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny and served as the senator’s local liaison for education, health care, human services and labor issues. In 2008 and 2012, he was elected as a city councilman for Lemon Grove. Gastil earned his undergraduate degree at Earlham College in Indiana and received a Master of Arts in history from UC Santa Barbara.

Amon GordonFounder, Amon Gordon Life Skills Football Camp/NFL Youth Camp

Location: San Diego, CA

Amon Gordon is the director of youth development at the Mural Music & Arts Project in East Palo Alto. He is responsible for managing the Youth Leadership Academy including programmatic strategic development and assessments. After graduating from Stanford University in 2004, where he concentrated in Urban Academic Mentorship and Diversity and played Division I football, he signed with the National Football League (NFL) and played professionally for eight years. Gordon founded the Amon Gordon Life Skills Football Camp/NFL Youth Camp in San Diego in 2009 where more than 250 local youth experienced a positive environment of encouragement, a youth network founded in physical education, and life skills encouraging them to grow athletically, personally and spiritually.

J.C. Hurtado-PraterLeadership Consultant, Speaker and Author, Prater Consulting

J.C. Hurtado-Prater

Location: Chula Vista, CA

J.C. Hurtado-Prater has extensive nonprofit executive experience and now serves as a leadership consultant, speaker and author. A community leader in the South Bay of San Diego County, Hurtado-Prater serves as the worship pastor for New Hope Community Church and is a member of the board of directors for both South Bay Community Services and the Southwestern College Foundation. Hurtado-Prater sits on bond oversight committees for the city of Chula Vista, Southwestern College and the Chula Vista Elementary School District. In addition, Hurtado-Prater gives motivational speeches to hundreds of local youth each year as a member of the Los Angeles Chargers outreach team. A veteran of the United States Army, Hurtado-Prater received his bachelor of arts from UCLA, his master in business administration from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Sue KalishCommunity Volunteer

Sue Kalish

Location: La Jolla, CA

Sue Kalish has been a community volunteer for more than 35 years, with most of her efforts focused on children and education. She has vast experience working on boards and committees organizing annual fundraising events. She has chaired or co-chaired events for the San Diego Center for Children, St. Germaine Children’s Charity, Barrio Logan College Institute, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Women Together and the National Conflict Resolution Center. She served as the fundraising co-chair for Project S.P.L.A.S.H. at La Jolla High School. She is also a founding member of the National Cheers Foundation, former president of Las Patronas, former president of the Foundation of La Jolla High School and served on the board of directors for the La Jolla High School Scholarship Foundation, the San Diego Historical Society and the Dan McKinney Family YMCA. Most recently, Kalish served as president of UC San Diego Town & Gown, whose mission is to integrate residents into the life of UC San Diego and support the university through student scholarships.

Ray King*President and CEO, Urban League of San Diego County

Ray King

Location: San Diego, CA

Ray King has been president and CEO of the Urban League of San Diego County since October 2007. The Urban League of San Diego is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Locally, the Urban League of San Diego County provides direct services to more than 7,000 people annually, countywide, through programs, advocacy and research. Prior to joining the Urban League, King worked in the corporate world as the general manager for marketing and operations of a transportation company and traveled to Asia, Europe and South America. He has a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business and was appointed to an education commission by the governor of California.

Al KorobkinRetiree: Senior Assistant Attorney General, California Department of Justice

Al Korobkin

Location: San Diego, CA

Al Korobkin currently serves as a facilitator for a biweekly political discussion class at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego, where he and his wife are both members. Now retired, Korobkin served as a deputy attorney general, supervising deputy attorney general, and senior assistant attorney general for the California Department of Justice from 1965 to 2000. He then went on to work as a pro tem administrative law judge for the Office of Administrative Hearings, serving as a mediator for cases scheduled before the Special Education Division, from 2005 to 2015. Korobkin earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Occidental College in 1962 and graduated and from UCLA School of Law in 1965. Korobkin and his wife are Chancellor’s Associates.

Kent LeeExecutive Director, Pacific Arts Movement; UC San Diego Alum ’07

Kent Lee

Location: San Diego, CA

Kent Lee is the executive director of Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts), one of the largest nonprofit media arts organizations in North America focusing on Asian American and Asian international cinema. Pac Arts is best known for presenting the annual San Diego Asian Film Festival as well as for providing youth filmmaking education through their Reel Voices program. Lee has over a decade of nonprofit management experience in San Diego and previously worked for the San Diego-Imperial Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is an active community volunteer, serving on boards and committees for various local and national organizations such as the Asian Business Association of San Diego; the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group; International Deaf Education Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL); and Alpha Phi Omega, a national collegiate community-service organization. Lee earned his bachelor’s degrees in general biology and economics from UC San Diego.

Linda LeGerretteCo-Founder and Executive Director, Cesar Chavez Service Clubs

Linda LeGerrette

Location: San Diego, CA

Linda LeGerrette is blessed to have been dealt a life full of opportunities for serving others. Some of her achievements include confidant and organizer to the late United Farm Workers of America president, Cesar E. Chavez; working with Sol Price in building Price Club’s multi-million-dollar business delivery program; field office director and coordinator of San Diego City School’s successful $1.5 billion school construction bond; and numerous other political and neighborhood campaigns. LeGerrette has served on diverse boards such as the San Diego Civil Service Commission, Middle Class Taxpayers Association, San Diego Transit Board of Directors, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Mother’s Embracing Nuclear Disarmament (MEND), and Urban Corps of San Diego County. LeGerrette dedicated many years of her life to the campaign of home health care workers and their struggle for collective bargaining rights and respect. Today, as co-founder and executive director of the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs — an organization dedicated to inspiring young people to believe in themselves and to know that they can make a difference — you’ll find LeGerrette performing her many duties as an administrator while still finding ways to be in the classroom teaching leadership and organizational skills necessary to participate in a democratic society. Currently there are 37 Chavez Clubs in 22 of San Diego’s inner-city schools with 900 members (also known as Chavistas).

Rear Admiral Yancy B. Lindsey Navy Region Southwest Commander, United States Navy

Location: San Diego, CA

Rear Admiral Yancy B. Lindsey is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. He is a 1986 graduate of the University of California Berkeley where he received a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a master of Military Science from Marine Corps University and a master of science in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego. In addition, he completed a Federal Executive Fellowship at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Lindsey was commissioned through Aviation Officer Candidate School in October 1986 and designated a naval aviator in December 1987. His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal and Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards).

William D. LynchOwner and President, William D. Lynch Company

William Lynch

Location: Rancho Santa Fe, CA

William D. Lynch is the owner and president of the William D. Lynch Company and owns and operates cosmetology schools, dining yachts, apartment units, commercial real estate, laundromats, Iowa farms and other business holdings. He is founder and chairman of the board of the William D. Lynch Foundation for Children through which he has donated over $2,500,000 to charitable causes. He is the founder and chairman of education policy and law at University of San Diego and a member of the Strategic Roundtable of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and the ACCION San Diego board of directors. Past organizations and affiliations include the advisory board of directors for the San Diego Council on Literacy; the board of directors for San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, Reading Recovery Council of North America, Reading Recovery Council of California, City Club of San Diego, High Tech High, and Principle Development Partnership; co-chair of California Reading Task Force; advisory board of San Diego State University College of Education; president of the Lincoln Club of San Diego County; San Diego State University President’s Council; and member of McGill Circle, San Diego Dialogue.

Lynch has also received the following awards and recognitions: San Diego Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick Irishman of the Year 1995, San Diego Lions Club Fletcher Award 2003, San Diego Nice Guys Man of the Year 2003, International Reading Association and Greater San Diego Reading Association’s Celebrate Literacy Award, SANDAPP-Collaborative Spirits Award, Children’s Hospital and San Diego County Office of Education-Champion for Children Award, University of Iowa College of Business Administration Special Support Award, Reading Recovery Council of North America-Teacher Leader Award, and American Ireland Fund 2007 Robert A MacNamara Literary and Arts Award.

Arnulfo ManriquezPresident and CEO, MAAC Project; UC San Diego Alum ’93

Arnulfo Manriquez

Location: Chula Vista, CA

Arnulfo Manriquez is president and CEO of MAAC Project, a nonprofit organization that provides programs, leadership development and advocacy throughout the county of San Diego. Arnulfo presently serves as first vice chair of the board for Housing California, a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization, and treasurer of the board for the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is also the president of the board of Urban Council Development, Inc., a nonprofit affordable housing development organization. As a first-generation immigrant who grew up in San Diego, Arnulfo understands firsthand the challenges faced by underrepresented communities and is committed to ensuring opportunities for self-sufficiency and safety for families who need it most. Arnulfo is an alumnus of UC San Diego, earning a Bachelor of Arts in urban studies and planning in 1993. He earned a Master of Arts in leadership and nonprofit management from University of San Diego in 2005.

Lidia S. MartinezManager of Community Affairs & Grassroots, Southwest Airlines

Lidia S. Martinez

Location: San Diego, CA

As the Manager of Community Affairs & Grassroots for Southwest Airlines, Lidia S. Martinez leads a team responsible for community outreach on the West Coast. In addition, she is the primary point of contact for community outreach in Southern California and supports national efforts in Washington, D.C. She works with external stakeholders to ensure that Southwest Airlines maintains a visible leadership position within the community and sets the standard for outreach and corporate social responsibility in Southern California.

Martinez currently serves on the board of directors of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. She is a champion for Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) and is also on the SDSU President’s Latino Advisory Council and the San Diego Center for Children’s Advisory Council. She recently completed her board service to LEAD San Diego and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF).

Daniel G. Muñoz Ph.D.Psychologist

Daniel Munoz

Location: San Diego, CA

Daniel G. Muñoz was recruited to UC San Diego’s Department of Counseling and Psychological Services in 1970, and he served as a psychologist for students, faculty and staff. During his tenure, he was a lecturer at Revelle College and in the Teacher Education Program. Muñoz also served as dean and acting director of counseling and psychological services at Thurgood Marshall College. He was elected to the Encinitas Elementary school board and served on the board of directors of Meals on Wheels. Muñoz received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Michigan State University.

Jane PotterCommunity Volunteer

Location: La Jolla, CA

Jane Potter has been active in San Diego and La Jolla community service and government for over 30 years. As a mayoral appointee, she has been a member of the La Jolla Shores Planned District Ordinance Advisory Board for the last 10 years. Potter also served on the La Jolla Shores Association board of directors and was a member of her neighborhood’s architectural committee. From 2005-2017, she was a director on the board of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center. As a volunteer for UC San Diego’s English-in-Action (EIA) Conversation Program, she tutored Korean and Chinese students. Potter served the city of San Diego for over 12 years as a legislative aide and chief of staff for two councilmembers and for Acting Mayor Toni Atkins. Previously, she was a curriculum writer-editor for San Diego City Schools in the English as a second language department and a public information officer for the national office of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. Over the last 15 years, she assisted in consulting and managing many local political campaigns. She has been a resident of La Jolla within walking distance of the UC San Diego campus for over 40 years and looks forward to more opportunities to foster relationships with the community and larger region. Potter earned her B.A. in Political Science from Purdue University.

Teresa StiversCEO, Walden Family Services; UC San Diego Alum ’90

Teresa Stivers

Location: San Diego, CA

Teresa Stivers brings extensive cross-sector experience to her role as CEO of Walden Family Services, where she oversees administration, operations, public relations and fundraising. Under Stivers’ leadership, Walden became one of the first California agencies to offer transitional housing and support services for youth remaining in foster care. She opened visiting centers where birth families receive training and coaching to increase the likelihood they will reunify with their children. Previously, Stivers held positions as the program director and executive director of the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation (now Promises2Kids) for eight years. During her tenure, she helped establish the Guardian Scholars Program and Mary’s House, a transitional living program for former foster youth. Stivers served as deputy chief of staff to San Diego Mayor Susan Golding and worked as an account executive at Nuffer, Smith, and Tucker. She received a Bachelor of Arts in communications from UC San Diego.

Jon SundtFounder and Chief Visionary Officer, Natural High

Location: La Jolla, CA

Jon Sundt is an expert in managed futures and alternative investment strategies and the founder of Altegris Clearing Solutions, LLC, a multibillion-dollar asset manager with over 130 employees. He has been the chief executive officer, president and manager since December 2008. In 2012, Sundt was a recipient of the Institutional Investor Mutual Fund Rising Star award and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year San Diego award. Sundt was named Investment Advisor magazine’s 2013 Top 25 Industry Leaders and he was honored as a Pioneer of Investing by the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) association. Sundt founded Natural High, a drug prevention non-profit organization that serves over 12,000 teachers and 6 million students in the U.S. and is recognized as a game changer for drug prevention. Sundt was awarded the 2009 Community Alliances for Drug Free Youth Lifetime Achievement award for Natural High. He is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and Vistage. He is serving as the chair of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Gold chapter in Rancho Santa Fe. He serves on the boards of Friends of Bethany Hamilton and Addiction Pros. He attended the University of California San Diego with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Economics.

Michael E. TurkFounder, KD Development

Michael E. Turk

Location: San Diego, CA

Mike Turk is a community leader and an environmentally responsible real estate developer in San Diego with strong political ties to community organizations and with local, state and national representatives. As a developer, he has built approximately 6,000 energy-efficient homes and apartments in over 37 years. He has specialized in sustainable infill and restoration work with KD Development since 2000. He is a member of the city of San Diego’s Sustainable Energy Advisory Board and was its former chairman.

Jim Warne*Community Engagement Director, University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities Oyate’ Circle; President, Warrior Society Development, LLC and WSD Productions

Jim Warne

Location: San Diego, CA

Jim E. Warne is a member of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Nation. He earned a bachelor of science from Arizona State University and a master’s degree and postgraduate certificate from San Diego State University. Warne created and administered continuing education programs at the SDSU Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education (ARPE) and Interwork Institute from 1993-2015. Currently, he is the community engagement director at the University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities’ Oyate’ Circle.

Warne is president of his consulting firm, Warrior Society Development, LLC, and works with various government agencies, organizations and tribal nations. Warne’s a motivational speaker with experience in professional football, acting and film production, Indian Country advocacy, congressional testimonies, cultural diversity, youth athletic/life skill camps, organizational development and grant management. His WSD Productions division produced 7th Generation, an award-winning documentary film that Warne wrote and produced.

Judith A. WenkerCommunity Volunteer

Judith A. Wenker

Location: San Diego, CA

Judith A. Wenker is a retired attorney with more than 30 years’ experience representing the government and the oil industry, primarily on environmental issues. She graduated from University of San Diego Law School while working for a federal magistrate full time in 1976. She was also an instructor in the paralegal school at USD and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University. She serves and has served on many nonprofit boards, including the Elementary Institute of Science (EIS), ElderHelp of San Diego (EHSD), Alzheimer’s San Diego, Neighborhood House Association (NHA) and the San Diego Library Foundation. She served as chair of the NHA, EIS and EHSD Boards. Wenker also serves on the Managed Competition Independent Review Board for the city of San Diego.

Karin Winner*Retiree: VP/News and Editor, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Karin Winner

Location: La Jolla, CA

Karin Winner is a graduate of The Bishop’s School and the University of Southern California. As West Coast editor of Women’s Wear Daily, she helped create W Magazine in 1972. She joined the San Diego Union as special features editor in 1977 and spent 33 years at the Copley Press. She was editor and VP/news of The San Diego Union-Tribune for 16 years until January 2010. During her leadership, The San Diego Union-Tribune won two Pulitzer Prizes and she served on six Pulitzer juries. Now retired, Winner chairs the board of Inewsource, a nonprofit, independent investigative journalism organization housed in the KPBS newsroom on the San Diego State University campus. She also serves on the boards of The Old Globe, San Diego State University’s Campanile Foundation, and Wellness Warriors; and on the advisory boards of KPBS and the San Diego History Center. She is a member of Rotary Club 33 and The Wednesday Club.

*Executive committee member

For more information on CCAB, contact Irma Velasco, director, Campus and Community Relations, at or 858-534-6862.