Public Affairs, The California State University

Governor Announces Appointments to CSU Board of Trustees

Governor Jerry Brown has announced the appointments of Adam Day and Lillian Kimbell-Del Bosque to the California State University Board of Trustees. In addition, the Governor announced the reappointment of Debra Farar, who has served as a CSU Trustee since 1999.

Adam Day has served as assistant tribal manager for the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation since 2002. He was general manager at NCG Porter Novelli from 2000 to 2002 and vice president at the Flannery Group from 1999 to 2000. Prior to this, Day served in multiple roles for the San Diego County Supervisor including as chief of staff for Supervisor Dianne Jacob from 1996 to 1999, senior policy advisor from 1993 to 1995, campaign manager for Dianne Jacob for Supervisor from 1992 to 1993, deputy chief of staff for Supervisor Greg Cox from 1995 to 1996, and policy advisor for Supervisor George Bailey from 1990 to 1992. Day also served as defense and foreign affairs legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Pete Wilson in 1990.

Lillian Kimbell-Del Bosque has been legal counsel and manager of Spanish Language Authors and Publisher Relations at Gardels and Associates since 2011. She was legal counsel and business manager at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions from 1997 to 2011 and a law clerk for the Honorable Harry Pregerson at the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in 1985. Kimbell-Del Bosque earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Debra Farar has served as a CSU Trustee since 1999. Farar has been an education consultant in private practice since 1993. She was a national finance chair for Hillary Clinton for President in 2008, finance chair for Barbara Boxer for United States Senate in 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010 and senior advisor on education policy in the Office of Lieutenant Governor Gray Davis from 1995 to 1998. Farar earned a Master of Arts degree in education from CSU Northridge and a Doctor of Education degree from Pepperdine University.

The appointment requires Senate confirmation. Trustees do not receive a salary for their service to the university – with exceptions for the Chancellor and the Faculty Trustee.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of the 23-campus system. Under present law there are 25 Trustees, five of which are ex officio members: the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the Assembly, State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Chancellor.

For more information about the appointments, please see the announcement from Governor Jerry Brown’s office: