Student Regent Hopes to Improve Access Across UC System


“I realized how unique our college experiences are, and helping expand that for people has been a goal of mine,” he said.

After beginning his undergraduate studies at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, Bernal dropped out halfway through his first semester, stating that he was not ready for college and found the transition difficult.

He then moved to California and began attending Westmont College in Santa Barbara. He said he thought moving farther away would make it harder to leave school.


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