Drew University Dismisses 15 Members of Board of Trustees
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science's board of trustees on Saturday formalized a vote to dismiss 15 members -- almost two-thirds -- of its board as promised earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reports. Dr. Cornelius Hopper, chair of a consulting committee sponsored by the California Endowment, said decreasing the size of the board is a "much-needed first step" and might serve as a turning point for both Drew and Marin Luther King/Drew Medical Center. Some of the 15 board members who were dismissed will be replaced by new board members. The reorganization was accomplished by a vote, in which each board member was given the ability to choose eight trustees, with the eight members who received the most votes retaining their seats. According to the Times, the eight remaining members will form the "nucleus of a revamped board," which will eventually include between 15 and 21 members. A task force headed by former Surgeon General David Satcher and Hopper's committee had recommended the changes (Landsberg, Los Angeles Times, 7/14).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.