Incidentally, I got to tell Mr. Connerly that I was one of the signatories during the select-a-chancellor process. He was notably polite. I have to say that, of the Regents I dealt with, he was more palatable than most, even if he seemed to be in denial of the fact that he was "of color."
I suppose I should give a shout-out to then-UCSD graduate student Vicki Mayer, who made several systemwide meetings tolerable for me with her wit, but whose name, unfortunately, starts with M.
And now let's chant: "UC democracy; we see plutocracy!"