Adrienne Go and Christian Osmeña Appointed to UC Hastings Law Board of Directors

Appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., adopted by majority vote of the UC Hastings Board on September 14th, 2018.

WHEREAS, pursuant to Education Code Section 92204, the business of the University of California Hastings College of the Law shall be managed by the Hastings Board of Directors (“Board”); and,

WHEREAS, Hastings By-Law 5.2, provides that vacancies occurring on the Board, except for the heir or representative of S.C. Hastings, shall be filled upon appointment by the Governor, confirmation by a majority of the membership of the Senate, and by majority vote of the Directors; and,

WHEREAS, a vacancy has occurred on the Board; and,

WHEREAS, on June 1, 2018, Governor Brown announced the appointment of Ms. Adrienne Go to the Board, subject to Senate confirmation; and,

WHEREAS, on July 6, 2018, Governor Brown announced the appointment of Mr. Christian Osmeňa to the Board, subject to Senate confirmation; and,

WHEREAS, a majority of the Board has voted to appoint Ms. Adrienne Go and Christian A. Osmeña to the Hastings Board of Directors.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that, Ms. Adrienne Go and Christian A. Osmeña are hereby appointed to the Hastings Board of Directors.

Adopted September 14, 2018, by majority vote of the Board.

Welcoming Adrienne Go and Christian A. Osmeña

“We are delighted to have Adrienne and Christian join the Hastings’ Board,” says Tina Combs, Chair of the UC Hastings Board of Directors. “They have excellent experience, and we’re confident they will provide thoughtful and meaningful contributions to the Hastings community.“

Adrienne Go

Adrienne Go
Director Adrienne Go, Assoc. General Counsel, Global Product, eBay

Adrienne Go, of San Francisco, has been associate general counsel at eBay Inc. since 2007, where she was senior director from 2005 to 2007. She served as a deputy city attorney at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office from 1996 to 2005 and was an associate at Morrison and Foerster LLP from 1988 to 1996. Go earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

“Law schools have always been good at producing – lawyers,” says Go. “But I’m not sure that is enough anymore. In today’s world, we need to cultivate and train those who can untangle global political challenges, drive change in our local communities, represent those who seek justice, and disrupt status quo thinking. UC Hastings Law is perfectly situated to serve this mission, with an excellent faculty, a diverse student body, a convenient locale, and robust internships, all at a fair price. Having practiced both domestically and internationally, in a law firm, for the public sector, and in a Fortune 500 company, I am looking forward to investing my breadth of experience into this world-class institution.”

Christian A. Osmeña

Director Christian Osmeña, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities Planning for the California Community Colleges.

Christian A. Osmeña, of Sacramento, has been vice chancellor for college finance and facilities planning at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office since 2018. He was a policy fellow in the California Education Policy Fellowship Program from 2016 to 2017. Osmeña held several positions at the California Department of Finance from 2011 to 2018, including principal program budget analyst, budget analyst and legislative analyst. He served as deputy cabinet secretary in the Office of the Governor from 2010 to 2011, where he was assistant to the chief of staff from 2009 to 2010. Osmeña earned a Master of Public Administration degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.

“I am excited to continue to work with UC Hastings and support the hard work of its faculty, staff, and students,” says Osmeña. “As the law department of the University of California, UC Hastings has an important responsibility to define what professional education can look like over the next decade–providing access to those students for whom legal education has been out of reach, remaining sustainable in an uncertain fiscal environment, and responding creatively to the many challenges higher education will continue to face. I look forward to contributing to this big task as best I can.”