Committee Membership (2016-2017)
Health Services (Chair)
Long Range Planning
Appointed March 11, 1999 to a term expiring March 1, 2010 (by Davis);re-appointed in 2010 (by Schwarzenegger) to a term expiring March 1, 2022.
Committee Membership (2015-2016)
Health Services (Chair)
Long Range Planning
Committee Membership (2013-2014)
As the immediate past Chairman of the Board, Regent Lansing is ex officio member of all committees.
Education: B.S., Northwestern University.
Profession: Founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation and former Chair and CEO of Paramount Pictures' Motion Picture Group; Ms. Lansing is the current Chairman of the Board.
Sherry Lansing is the current Chairman of the Board of Regents and is the Founder of The Sherry Lansing Foundation. She is the former Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group, a position she held for twelve years. Prior to that, she headed her own production company. Ms. Lansing holds a bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University. She sits on the board of directors of The Carter Center, Teach for America, The American Association for Cancer Research, Friends of Cancer Research, and the Lasker Foundation. In 2005, Ms. Lansing was appointed to the Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee, the governing body of The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. She has served on the board of trustees of Scripps College, the board of Independent Colleges of Southern California, the board of the UCLA Foundation, and the executive committee of the Dean's advisory board of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. Ms. Lansing was appointed as Regent in March 1999 by Governor Davis to a term expiring in 2010; she was re-appointed in 2010 by Governor Schwarzenegger to a term expiring in 2022.
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Dates of term:
First Term: March 11, 1999 to March 1, 2010
Second Term: March 1, 2010 to March 1, 2022
UC Regents Health Services Committee Chair
Founder, Sherry Lansing Foundation
Former film executive
Potential Conflict alert
Since Sept. 2006, Regent Sherry Lansing has been a member of Qualcomm’s board of directors. She received $135,000 in director’s fees from Qualcomm in 2008, stock option awards valued at $256,443, and additional compensation of $50,000 for a total of $441,443. According to her UC Regents economic disclosure statement, Ms. Lansing owns “more than $1 million” in Qualcomm stock options (no upper limit is specified), but she has a less than 1 percent interest in the company.
Documents released by the treasurer show that, through its external investment managers, UC has quadrupled its investment in Qualcomm by putting $397 million into stock of the information technology firm since Ms. Lansing joined its board (while she also served as a regent).
Lansing has also served on the board of directors of Dole Food Company since the company went public in the fall of 2009.
Lansing was the first woman to lead a major film studio in 1980 when she became president of production of 20th Century Fox. From 1984 to 1990, she ran independent production companies, working on films such as Fatal Attraction and Indecent Proposal. In 1992, she was hired as chairperson of Paramount Pictures; under her watch, the studio produced six of its 10 highest-grossing films, including Forest Gump and the Titanic. In 1996, she became the first female studio exec to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She remained at Paramount until 2005. Paramount also named the Sherry Lansing Theatre in her honor, which was at one point, the studio’s largest screening room.
After leaving Paramount, Lansing started the Sherry Lansing Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on cancer research, education, art, and culture.
Prior to producing films, Lansing had a brief stint as an actress, during which time she also taught high school English and math in Los Angeles public schools.
According to public documents, Lansing has more than a 10 percent financial interest in Sherry Lansing Productions, which is valued between $100,000 and $1 million.
Qualcomm: According to SEC filings, Lansing received $133,500 in director’s fees from Qualcomm in 2009, as well as $301,752 worth of stock options and $50,000 in additional compensation for a total of $485,252.
Dole: According to SEC filings, Lansing received $14,413 in director’s fees in 2009, as well as $62,500 in stock awards, for a total of $76,913.
Estimated earnings (2008):
In 2008, Lansing earned a salary of more than $100,000 from Sherry Lansing Productions, and held between $100,001 and $1 million in Viacom stocks (Viacom is the parent company of Paramount Pictures).
She also received $135,000 in director’s fees from Qualcomm in 2008, as well as $256,443.00 in stock options, and an additional $50,000 for a total of $441,443.
Lansing does not draw a salary from the Sherry Lansing Foundation, and donated about $460,000 to the organization in 2008, according to tax filings.
Political ties/campaign contributions:
Lansing is a member of Governor Schwarzenegger's Committee on Education Excellence, as well as the California State Superintendent of Education's P-16 Advisory Council. In 2007, she helped create the EnCorps program, which encourages retired professionals to return to the classroom as teachers. Lansing was able to marshal the support of corporations ranging from IBM to Qualcomm.
In 2004, Lansing was one of 29 members appointed to the Independent Citizen's Oversight Committee, an oversight panel governing stem-cell research in California following the passage of Proposition 71.
Philanthropy and community service:
Lansing sits on several boards for organizations related to cancer research and education, including the Carter Center, Teach for America, the American Association for Cancer Research, Friends of Cancer Research, and the Lasker Foundation, which supports biomedical research.
She has also served on the board of trustees of Scripps College and the University of Chicago, as well as the board of Independent Colleges of Southern California, the board of the UCLA Foundation, and the executive committee of the Dean's advisory board of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television.
Lansing blogs for the Huffington Post on topics ranging from cancer prevention to the legacy of Sen. Ted Kennedy.
In June 2011 Lansing entered into an unusual partnership with UC: UCLA Joins Venture to Offer Online Education to Baby Boomers
Online education firm addresses baby boomer job needs and Encore Career Institute to aid Baby Boomers