Stay Day 2011: Opening Session

Opening Session: 8:45am-10:00am

Opening Remarks: Harry Le Grande, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Alfredo Mireles, UC Student Regent (2011-2012), UC Berkeley alumni and current UCSF student

Harry Le Grande was appointed Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs on June 1, 2008 after serving in an interim capacity since January 2007. In this position, Le Grande provides leadership for student and faculty support service programs that contribute to the academic mission of UC Berkeley in the areas of student life, undergraduate admissions and financial aid, campus outreach, career services, student conduct, residential living and other student related matters.

Prior to assuming that role, Le Grande served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) at Berkeley, where he managed a multi-faceted array of student services and programs that included student and family housing, residential life, childcare services, new student orientation, housing facilities, and residential and campus dining services.

Vice Chancellor Le Grande has worked in student service programs for nearly four decades, including 25 years on the Berkeley campus. His interest in the area began when he was a student at UC Irvine and worked as a Residential Assistant. He went on to receive his masters in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. Prior to working at Cal, Le Grande held student affairs positions at the University of Washington, Pacific University, Oregon State University, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Irvine.

Active in the profession of college and university student housing, Le Grande has served as President of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I) and as a member of its Research and Education Foundation.

Alfredo Mireles, Jr. is the current Student Regent designate whose term as the voting Student Regent will begin on July 1, 2011. Mr. Mireles is a graduate student in Health Policy Nursing at the University of Califronia, San Francisco. Mr. Mireles received a bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor's degree in Nursing from the Johns Hopkins University. He has worked as a Registered Nurse at San Francisco General Hospital and as a legislative aide while serving as a Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellow in the California State Assembly. Mr. Mireles has also been involved in many student activities. He has served as the President of the San Francisco Health Policy Advisory Club, as the Legislative Liaison for the UCSF Graduate Student Association and as a member of the Student Health Advisory Committee.