Wm. De La Pena

updated UCOP bio here: http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/about/members-and-advisors/bios/william-de-la-pena.html

Committee Membership (2016-2017)


Investments

Long Range Planning
Oversight of the DOE Labs (Vice Chair)

Appointed August 18, 2006 to a term expiring March 1, 2018 (by Schwarzenegger);

Committee Membership (2015-2016)

Governance
Investments
Long Range Planning
Oversight of the DOE Labs (Vice Chair)



Committee Membership (2013-2014)
Compensation (Vice Chair)
Compliance and Audit
Governance
Grounds and Buildings
Health Services (Chair)
Oversight of the DOE Labs

Education: B.S., American School Foundation; M.D., Autonomous University of Guadalajara.
Profession: Ophthalmologist and medical director of the De La Pena Eye Clinic;

William De La Peña, M.D. is a professor of ophthalmology, and founder and medical director of the De La Peña Eye Clinics throughout Southern California. After graduating first in his class at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, he completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine, followed by two one-year fellowships in cornea at Louisiana State University and the University of London. He is founder and president of the Fundacion Oftalmologica De La Peña, and the founder and Chairman of the Latin American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, non-profit organizations dedicated to the education of ophthalmology throughout the world. He was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Regent to the Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences, and served as a Special Delegate to the United Nations. He was granted the Doctor Honoris Causa degree by his Alma Mater, the Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and multiple honorary memberships in ophthalmology societies in many countries. Other business interests include the media and soccer. He served as Chairman of the Professional Division of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Dr. De La Peña was appointed in 2006 by Governor Schwarzenegger to a 12-year term.

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Dr. De La Pena has owned Spanish language TV stations and a soccer team, La Salsa, in Los Angeles.