• ucsantabarbara twitter avatar
    The 19th Annual UC LEADS Research and Leadership Symposium brought together undergraduates from across the… https://t.co/1gfuDbw8xd
    4 hours 8 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    UCSB MVB became just the second team this year to take a lead on No. 1 and undefeated Long Beach State, but the Gau… https://t.co/faB34xJskD
    15 hours 11 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Women's Tennis: Harvard at UC Santa Barb. (3/16/2018 2:00 PM EDT) Rain Day Leads to Cancellation of UCSB vs Harvard https://t.co/K0rSjkMka2
    15 hours 55 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    .@UCSB_Baseball opener vs. Sac St suspended due to rain. Gauchos and Hornets to play two tomorrow. https://t.co/JpJxFxXmbV
    20 hours 8 min ago
  • ucsantabarbara twitter avatar
    Here’s the problem: the bigger the parts in a satellite, the more expensive it is to build, launch, and operate. Lu… https://t.co/KLmIBg84Rb
    20 hours 9 min ago
  • ArtsandLectures twitter avatar
    Considered the world's greatest mezzo-soprano, @JoyceDiDonato entrances audiences across the globe with “a warmth i… https://t.co/L3YuZv7m88
    21 hours 50 min ago
  • brenucsb twitter avatar
    Protecting marine mammals, turtles, and birds by rebuilding global fisheries: #BrenUCSB and @sfgucsb post-docs rele… https://t.co/0HTXyi7Mjg
    22 hours 24 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Logan Hotchkiss and Billy Mullis will represent @UCSBSwimming at the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming Championsh… https://t.co/e92apKJm4f
    1 day 52 min ago
  • UCSBLibrary twitter avatar
    #deadweek means you'll have to wait just a bit longer to celebrate #worldsleepday. You're almost there, Gauchos!
    1 day 1 hour ago

'Valued Partners'

UC Santa Barbara Foundation welcomes two new trustees for the 2015-2016 academic year
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 10:15
Santa Barbara, CA

Campus aerial - 1 cropped.jpg

Photo Credit: 

Tony Mastres

Two new trustees, both alumni, have been elected to the board of The UC Santa Barbara Foundation. Michael Stewart and Jeffrey Worthe join the leadership body that promotes the university by increasing philanthropy and managing and growing the endowment.

As UCSB’s principal fundraising organization, the nonprofit foundation generates and administers private gifts to the campus, including support for students, research and instruction. It also ensures the appropriate use of all private funds.

“Our campus has the great honor and good fortune to welcome two new trustees to the UC Santa Barbara Foundation, and we look forward to their inspirational leadership complementing our already exceptional board,” said Chancellor Henry T. Yang. “Michael and Jeffrey join our roster of distinguished alumni on the board, and we appreciate the unique and insightful perspective that our graduates bring to the table.

“Each and every trustee, through their visionary guidance and generous support, plays a vital role in enhancing our academic mission and our reputation as a preeminent world-class research university,” Yang added.  

Helping to forge links between the professional and business communities and the campus to increase private support for university programs, the foundation plays a critical role in promoting and achieving fundraising goals and priorities. The board consists of philanthropic leaders sharing a commitment to advance UCSB’s mission and sustain its reputation for excellence.

“I welcome the addition of these two distinguished professionals and the experience they bring to our board,” said Foundation Chair Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree. “The knowledge they have gleaned in their respective fields will be a tremendous asset. It is always an added joy to have alumni return to the university to be trustees.”

About the new trustees for the 2015–2016 year:

Michael P. Stewart ’91 — Global Investment Products and Services and Group Managing Director, UBS Investment Bank (Zurich, Switzerland)

Jeffrey M. Worthe, Jr. ’89 — President, Worthe Real Estate Group (Santa Monica)

 “These two new outstanding alumni leaders bring both national and international business and finance expertise, as well as passion for their alma mater,” said Beverly Colgate, executive director of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation. “All of our trustees are valued partners to our campus and continue to proudly promote the university externally, to assist in raising the profile of this exceptional campus. We are extremely grateful for their commitment.”

The UC Santa Barbara Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, which includes up to 100 elected distinguished trustees and 14 additional university representatives, and complies with the University of California Policy on Campus Foundations set by the Regents of the University of California. From the foundation’s inception in 1973, members of its board have formed a valuable link between UC Santa Barbara and the local, regional and national communities. As they encourage private gifts and identify and cultivate potential donors, the trustees build interest and support for the campus and communicate to the public an informed understanding of UCSB’s mission.

Contact Info: 

Shelly Leachman
(805) 893-8726