this is part of their write up:
Napolitano was named the 20th president of the University of California. Since taking office in September 2013, she has launched initiatives across a range of issues, including support for student veterans, increasing the pipeline of underrepresented minority students pursuing advanced degrees, and tuition stabilization and financial aid for undocumented students. In addition, she has committed to achieving carbon neutrality across the UC system by 2025, increasing faculty support through post-doctoral fellowships, translating research into products and services, and strengthening engagement with Mexico.
She leads a university system with 10 campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program. The UC system has more than 234,000 students, about 208,000 faculty and staff, more than 1.6 million living alumni and an annual operating budget of more than $24 billion.
“Higher education is the key to developing future generations of the individuals who will ensure the strength of communities across our nation and beyond our borders,” Napolitano said. “It’s an honor to have been asked to address the Northeastern University graduates who will help lead the way.”
During her four-year tenure as Secretary of Homeland Security, Napolitano took important steps to tap into the expertise and research capacity of American colleges and universities, including the formation of the new Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council. Comprised of 19 prominent university presidents and academic leaders—including President Aoun—the council is charged with advising the secretary and the department’s senior leadership on several key issues.
Napolitano also answers questions in this interview about how the faculty perceive her and other questions like:
Q:Assembly Speaker John Pérez says Cal State might get more than the Governor proposed, what are the prospects for you getting more than the 5 percent in his proposed budget?
A:"In his proposed budget we would get 9 percent more next year, of course, obviously, we like that budget better than the governor's, but there's a lot of things that go into budgets and as you know they re-estimate the revenues coming into the state in May, and that may have some impact as well, both on the legislature and on the governor's perspective. I think where we need to start off is saying, look, University of California is this unique treasure. It contributes in myriad ways to the economic and social well being of California. What do we need to do to support it and maintain its excellence?"
USGS all over the WA landslide - w/ info on other areas to watch etc.
the 'hub and spokes model'
- Richard Blum (AGAIN!)
- Wm. De La Pena
- Gareth Elliott
- George Kieffer
- Sherry Lansing (AGAIN!)
- Hadi Makarechian
- Eloy Ortiz Oakley
- Norman Pattiz (AGAIN!)
- John A. Pérez
- Bonnie Reiss
- Richard Sherman
- Bruce Varner
- Charlene Zettel
- VACANT (M Anguiano?)
- VACANT (L Park?)
- UC Regents Committees
- Staff Advisors, Faculty Reps, Designates
- Ex Officio UC Regents
- UC Alumni Regents
- VACANT (E Tauscher?)
- VACANT (H Guber?)
- Paul Monge
- Vacant (by Lozano)
"If the University were a business, it would likely be the largest corporation in California."
"If The University Were A Business, It Would Likely Be The Largest Corporation In California"-Regents Minutes (2010)