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Board of Directors


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 209-752-8833.

2022-23 Elected Officers

President: Mike Cuchna
1st Vice President (President-Elect): vacant
2nd Vice President (Program Content): Christie Hendriks
Co-2nd Vice President (Program Scheduling/Eval): Martha Goodwin
Co-2nd Vice President (Program Arrangements): Karen Le Cocq
Governance Chair: Kathy Hansen
Secretary // Historian: Gaye Riggs
Financial Liaison: Mike Cuchna
Immediate Past President: Judy Pfitzer-Boyer


Chancellor's Designee: Ed Klotzbier
Communications/PR Chair: Donald Barclay
Common Interest Committee Co-Chair: Pauline Cuchna
Common Interest Committee Co-Chair: Martha Goodwin
Membership/Volunteer Committee Chair: Cathie Lancaster
Fundraising: UFC Board
Scholarships/Awards Committee Co-Chair: Teresa Pitta
Scholarships/Awards Committee Co-Chair: Patti Kishi
Special Events Committee Co-Chair: Mindy Broadley
Special Events Committee Co-Chair: Judy Pfitzer-Boyer
Special Projects - Guardian Scholars Co-Chair: Belinda Braunstein
Special Projects - Guardian Scholars Co-Chair: Joanna Browning
Student Impact Fund Co-Chair: Mindy Broadley
Student Impact Fund Co-Chair: Stella Danis
Director-at-Large: Barbara Hoffman
Director-at- Large: Mary Camper
Director-at- Large: Christine Long
Director-at- Large: Bette Woolstenhulme
Advisor/Resource Person: Ann Anderson

Non-Voting Members

UC Merced Chancellor: Juan Sánchez Muñoz
UFC Staff Liaison: Chris Luna