Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday named former California finance director Russell Gould and San Francisco Bay Area real estate developer Leslie Tang Schilling to the University of California Board of Regents.
The appointment of Gould, 55, an executive with Wachovia Bank and Metropolitan West Securities, marks his second appearance on UC's governing board. Named to the panel by Gov. Pete Wilson in 1998, Gould served about six months on a provisional basis until his nomination and those of more than 100 other state officials were withdrawn by incoming Gov. Gray Davis in early 1999. The move cleared the way for the new governor's own appointments.
Gould, of Los Angeles, is considered a member of Schwarzenegger's "kitchen cabinet" of outside advisors and friends.
A Republican, Gould was Wilson's finance director and chief budget advisor from 1993-96 and before that served as the governor's secretary of health and welfare. He also spent two years as assistant state treasurer, overseeing the state's investment portfolio. He is senior vice president for Wachovia Bank. In the late 1990s, he was executive vice president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, where he oversaw the trust's investments. Gould has a bachelor's degree in political science from UC Berkeley.