Portrait images of new faculty trustee Darlene Yee-Melichar and student trustee Jonathan Molina Mancio.
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Governor Newsom Appoints Two New Members to the CSU Board of Trustees


The 25-member CSU Board of Trustees recently added a new faculty trustee and student trustee to the board.

Portrait images of new faculty trustee Darlene Yee-Melichar and student trustee Jonathan Molina Mancio.

Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments to the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees on June 29, 2023. The CSU Board of Trustees is the 25-member board that adopts regulat​ions and policies governing the university.

The new appointees are:

Darlene Yee-Melichar

Darlene Yee-Melichar, of San Mateo, is the board's newest faculty trustee, replacing Romey Sabalius who completed hi​s third two-year term on June 30. Melichar has served as a professor at San Francisco State University 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. Yee-Melichar​ 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. She 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 e​ducation from Teachers College, Columbia University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. 


Jonathan Molina Mancio

Jonathan Molina Mancio, of Los Angeles, is the board's newest student trustee, replacing Maria Linares who completed her two-year term on June 30. Mancio served as vice president of finance for the Cal State Student Association (CSSA) from 2022 to 2023. He was president and CEO of Associated Students, Inc. at California State University, Dominguez Hills from 2021 to 2022. Mancio participated in the Law Enforcement Explorer Program with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2021. He was vice president of Academic Affairs, as well as a peer mentor and student assistant, at CSU Dominguez Hills from 2019 to 2021. Mancio earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration with a concentration in finance from CSU Dominguez Hills. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.

No trustee, with the exception of the chancellor and the faculty trustee, receives any salary for his or her service.