Christos Demakes, A&S '62, JD '65, led the UCAA from 1977-99. In a 1988 message to alumni, he talked about "our illustrious graduates and the good feelings" they hold for their university. "Their success reflects positively on UC, and they realize they owe some measure of that success to their alma mater. We must spread the word in our communities about the great strides our university has made. And our own successes can only make those strides look more impressive."