George R. Blumenthal is UC Santa Cruz's 10th chancellor. He first joined the campus in 1972 as a faculty member in astronomy and astrophysics and was named chancellor on September 19, 2007. A strong advocate for technology and entrepreneurship, he is also a board member of Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
Bud Colligan is a community activist, social entrepreneur, investor and company builder. He is Co-Chairman of the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership, a non-profit community-development organization, founder and CEO of South Swell Ventures and a board member for Santa Cruz Works.