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Board of Directors

UFC Board of Directors 2018-19

Back Row (L to R): Nancy Young Bergman, Mindy Broadley, Judy Pfitzer Boyer, Mike Cuchna, Christine Long, Judy Edwina Smith, Teresa Pitta, Kathy Hansen, Martha Goodwin Front Row (L to R): Gaye Riggs, Pauline Cuchna, Karen Le Cocq, Kelli Abrescy, Ann Andersen


The University Friends Circle is led by a volunteer Board of Directors. Members are elected or appointed to a one-year term beginning July 1 and ending June 30.

To contact any member of the board, please email or call 209-228-4688.

Elected Officers

President: Rich Gipson
1st Vice President (President-Elect): Mike Cuchna
2nd Vice President (Program Content): Ann Andersen
Co-2nd Vice President (Program Arrangements): Nancy Young-Bergman
Co-2nd Vice President (Program Arrangements): Karen Le Cocq
Secretary: Gaye Riggs
Financial Liaison: Carole Whitehill
Immediate Past President: Mindy Broadley


Chancellor's Designee: Cori Lucero
Common Interest Committee Co-Chair: Pauline Cuchna
Common Interest Committee Co-Chair: Martha Goodwin
Governance Chair: Kathy Hansen
Historian: Kathy Hansen
Membership/Volunteer Committee Chair: Cathie Lancaster
Fundraising Committee Chair: Nancy Young-Bergman
Scholarships/Awards Committee Co-Chair: Mike Cuchna
Scholarships/Awards Committee Co-Chair: Teresa Pitta
Special Events Committee Co-Chair: Mindy Broadley
Special Events Committee Co-Chair: Judy Pfitzer-Boyer
Special Projects - Guardian Scholars Co-Chair: Carole Whitehill
Special Projects - Guardian Scholars Co-Chair: Joanna Browning
Director-at- Large: Teresa Pitta
Director-at-Large: Adam Saxon
Director-at- Large: Barbara Ward

Non-Voting Members

UC Merced Chancellor: Nathan Brostrom
UFC Staff Liaison: