Appointed August 18, 2006 to a term expiring March 1, 2018 (by Schwarzenegger);
Committee Membership (2016-2017)
Grounds and Buildings
Oversight of the DOE Laboratories
Committee Membership (2015-2016)
As former Chairman of the Board, Regent Varner is ex officio member of all committees except Governance.
Committee Membership (2013-2014)
As Chairman of the Board, Regent Varner is ex officio member of all committees except Governance.
Education: B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; J.D., Hastings Law School.
Partner in the law firm Varner & Brandt; Mr. Varner is the current Vice Chair of the Board.
Bruce Varner is is partner with Varner & Brandt LLP. His practice is in the areas of general business, corporate and transactional law. Mr. Varner received his B.A. degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law. He is active in many civic and volunteer associations, including the President's Advancement Council, California State University, San Bernardino; member of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Council; past member and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership; and member of the University of California, Riverside Foundation Board of Trustees. Mr. Varner was appointed in 2006 by Governor Schwarzenegger to a 12-year term. Regent Varner is the current Vice Chair of the Board.