Monday, January 21, 2013

Steinberg on Yudof

Steinberg Statement on Yudof

Statement on Announcement of Mark Yudof’s Retirement as UC President
January 18, 2013

(Sacramento) – Senate president pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg has issued the following statement on the announcement that Mark Yudof is retiring from his position as President of the 10 campus University of California system this August:

“I’m especially appreciative of President Yudof’s leadership of the University California, bridging the gap between secondary schools, higher education and the working world by fostering stronger ties between classroom and careers. We worked closely together in developing the groundbreaking University of California Curriculum Integration Institute, helping teachers to design coursework that blends academic rigor with career technical education. I also appreciated his support to change the high school Academic Performance Index, as he recognizes that measuring school success and properly preparing students for college and careers must go beyond standardized bubble tests.

“The UC system has just received a record number of freshman applications, not only from California high school seniors but from around the country and the world. The proof is in the numbers; the University of California remains a preeminent institution of higher education that’s renowned worldwide, despite several years of challenging financial waters navigated by UC with President Yudof at the helm.

“I extend my gratitude to Mark for his dedicated service, and look forward to working closely with him in the next several months as the University of California makes the transition to new leadership.”

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