Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"Napolitano’s announcement of her resignation from DHS even before the Regents’ vote on her hire points to the Regents’ lack of respect for even the most basic democratic mechanisms in this hiring process."

and: "Napolitano’s experience at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) qualifies her to manage a security, law enforcement, or disaster management agency, but not the world’s premier public university system. The Regents’ equation of this experience with experience appropriate for university governance reflects disturbing priorities for the future of the UC. Furthermore, what record Napolitano does have of safeguarding public education is appalling: during her time as governor, Arizona ranked among the bottom five states in per-pupil spending."

you can read: the full statement from UAW 2865 – UC Student-Workers Union regarding the recent appointment of ex-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as the President of the UC. It is also posted on the home page: here.
It wasn't just the announcement of resignation in advance of the vote that made it look bad -- it was the announcement of her moving over to UC within her resignation letter as a fait accompli in advance of the regent vote. (It is supposed to be a nomination, vote, then appointment.) It looks--not good.
Note: some of the UC Regents RubberStampers began meeting yesterday and some will meet later today-- first full day of meeting will begin tomorrow morning, here's links to the agenda, schedule for the week.

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