UCSF’s Health Sciences Enterprise is a $5.4 Billion Engine of Economic Growth
$8.9B Ripple Effect Supports Nearly 43,000 Jobs Throughout San Francisco Bay Area
Becomes this kind of coverage:
"UCSF's $9 billion trump card — its economic impact"
"Janet Napolitano Defends Free Speech on University of California Campus
But UC's president has some blind spots in her pro-free speech stance."
In depth profile on this UC Regent:
"A Social-Justice Agenda for Community College
Eloy Oakley sees expanding access to traditionally underserved communities as an economic imperative for the state and nation."
"There are likely to be some challenges. Not everyone is thrilled with Oakley’s record at Long Beach. And he acknowledges that getting 113 college leaders to agree on how much the system should change in the coming years will be tricky, noting that the system has often responded to issues instead of anticipating them. The level of “engagement” will be “a point of discussion” among the colleges, he said, choosing his words carefully."
"Oakley, who spends his limited spare time reading about politics and traveling (preferably “someplace with a beach and lots of sun”) with his partner, Terri, has also facilitated local partnerships with Goldman Sachs that helped small businesses launch and grow, in part by funding community-college students and graduates. California’s governor, Jerry Brown, appointed him to the University of California Board of Regents, and he has a solid working relationship with both the governor and Janet Napolitano, who heads the UC system."
"The community-college system is designed to educate “the top 100 percent of students,” he pointed out, regardless of how old they are or where they come from. It’s supposed to serve both as a pipeline to the California State University and University of California systems, and as a place for people to earn credentials or certificates that open doors immediately to jobs. It’s seen, where it works well, as a facilitator of community growth and business development. “I think [the system] gives us the greatest opportunity to impact our communities,” Oakley said.
Yet right now, not all of those things are happening around all of the state’s community colleges. Transfer rates to four-year universities remain low. The UC system boasts some of the best public universities in the nation, and, especially in times of tight budgets where interest from stellar students willing to pay out-of-state tuition is ample, convincing schools to invest in transfer students can be tricky. “I think my role [on the UC Board of Regents] has been to help the UC really look back downstream at the Californians it serves and see the California community colleges as an asset to serve more Californians,” he said. “And I think, for the most part, that’s been embraced … I think over the last eight years or so of recession and difficult budgets, I think we’ve lost some of that, but I think there’s been a huge embrace of changing that equation.”"
An update - Daily Cal now has this:
UC Santa Cruz receives largest gift in campus history
Photography collection of Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch, plus works by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Edward Weston valued at $32 million