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New chair of UC Board of Regents talks about creating ‘satellite campuses’

The new chair of the University of California Board of Regents, Rich Leib, spoke favorably recently of expanding UC San Diego further south into Chula Vista.

In an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune,  Lieb suggested the idea of “satellite campuses” to allow for existing UC campuses to “expand beyond their current physical campuses.” Such expansions could offer a potential solution to the issue of capacity, he said in the interview.

Lieb also suggested collaborating with the California State University and California Community College systems, offering Sacramento City College’s branch of UC Davis as an example.

Lieb was appointed as a regent by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018 and will serve until 2026. He is one of 26 members who are part of the UC Board of Regents.