Governor Jerry Brown has appointed long time Riverside resident Jane Carney to the California State University Board of Trustees.
Carney is widely recognized as one of the most dedicated and accomplished community leaders and public servants to ever be appointed to the Board. Year in and year out for more than three decades, she has championed issues important to Southern California’s Inland region.
In a statement about the appointment, Riverside State Senator Roth said, “Jane will continue to be one of the strongest advocates for our region, students and their families,” He expounded, “With Jane’s appointment today, our region will continue to have an important voice on the Board, representing Inland Southern California’s unique needs with passion and competence.”
Also, according to Roth, “California State University and its students will benefit greatly from Jane’s distinguished service, just as Inland Southern California has for decades.”
Carney’s professional career is impressive. She practiced law for more than 30 years. Carney was a partner at Roth, Carney and Knudsen LLP from 2008 to 2010 and at Carney and Delany LLP from 1994 to 2007. She was an associate and partner at Reid and Hellyer APC from 1981 to 1994 and at Butterwick, Bright, Pettis and Cunnison from 1977 to 1981. As impressive as this is, there is more.
She served 12 years as a member of the governing board for the South Coast Air Quality Management District, to which she was appointed in 2000 by the California State Senate Rules Committee. She currently serves on the boards of the Civil Rights Institute of Riverside and of the California Housing Foundation, as well as on the advisory boards of the School of Public Policy of the University of California, Riverside, and of the Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties. Her list of accomplishments and service to the community goes on and on.
Carney’s California State University Board of Trustees appointment must now be confirmed by the senate.