Governor Appoints Yee-Melichar to CSU Board of Trustees

July 13, 2023

California Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Professor and Coordinator of Gerontology Darlene Yee-Melichar to the CSU Board of Trustees on June 29. The CSU Board of Trustees is the 25-member board that adopts regulations and policies governing the University.

Yee-Melichar has served as a professor at SF State since 1990. She was an associate professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch from 1988 to 1990 and an assistant professor at York College, City University of New York from 1985 to 1988. She was a visiting assistant professor at Teachers College, Columbia University from 1983 to 1985 and an assistant director at Barnard College, Columbia University from 1980 to 1983. Yee-Melichar earned a Master of Science degree in Gerontology from the College of New Rochelle and a Master of Science degree and Doctor of Education degree in Health Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

“California’s world-class colleges and universities are a point of pride that serve diverse and thriving communities across the state, shaping our future leaders and innovators and driving our economic growth,” Newsom said. “These appointees will bring their unique backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences to the ongoing work of ensuring our campuses are places where all belong.” 

CSU Board of Trustees Chair Wenda Fong welcomed Yee-Melichar at the Board of Trustees meeting on July 11.  

“I know that I speak for all of the Board when I say we look forward to collaborating with you — learning from your lived experience, intellect and heart that you will bring to the CSU,” Fong said. 

Read the Governor's Announcement