Graton Rancheria Chairman Greg Sarris Appointed to UC Board of Regents

SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Gregory Sarris to the University of California Board of Regents.

“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,” said Governor Newsom. “These appointees will bring their unique backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences to the ongoing work of ensuring our campuses are places where all belong.”

Sarris has been Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria since 1996 and has served as President of the tribe’s Economic Development Board since 2012. He has served as the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Endowed Chair in Creative Writing and Native American Studies with Sonoma State University from 2005 to 2021; as a Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at Loyola Marymount University from 2001 to 2005; and a Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1989 to 2001.