To the University of California community:
I write to share with you the statement of my outrage over the senseless and tragic death of George Floyd in Minnesota, and the many Black lives lost before him.
Like many of you, I am incensed over the continued brutality against people of color in communities across the country and I condemn, in the strongest terms possible, abuses of power by those charged with enforcing the law. We also must condemn the acts of violence that have infected lawful, peaceful protests, and not let those actions distract us from confronting the...
Earlier today (Sept. 18), UC President Janet Napolitano announced that she will be stepping down as president of the University in August 2020. President Napolitano joined UC as the first woman to lead the university in 2013.
We are thankful for President Napolitano's leadership and vision to address critical issues that affect California, the rest of the country and the world.
Recognizing the challenge of feeding a growing worldwide population, Napolitano launched the Global Food Initiative to inspire more collaboration and draw from the collective resources of all 10 UC campuses, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and Lawrence Berkeley National...
[The original letter from President Napolitano in pdf is attached below.]
One of the hallmarks of UC's excellence is its commitment to continuous improvement, and over the past few years we have been committed to making changes that will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the UC Office of the President (UCOP) and align our work in support of the University's core missions.
In late 2017, I initiated a holistic UCOP review by Huron Consulting Group to assess our organizational design, alignment, portfolio and strategy. The goal of this review was to determine the best ways to carry out our complex set of functions and services and make sure we have an organization that...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
The following is a message from President Napolitano. For those of you who want to donate or volunteer, the link to the State of California website lists vetted charitable organizations accepting donations as well as volunteer opportunities.
Dear UCOP colleagues,
As our state continues to be ravaged by some of the worst wildfires in its history, UC is working with all of our locations to ensure the safety and health of students, faculty, staff and the extended UC community.
Many of you have been directly or indirectly affected by the current fires and other recent natural disasters. All of us are moved by the tremendous loss of life and property and concerned about the health and environmental...
UC Office of the President has issued a statement of its principles regarding the privacy and civil rights of undocumented members of the UC community. These principles may be of interest to UC ANR volunteers, program participants and other stakeholders.
In the press release, UC President Janet Napolitano said, “While we still do not know what policies and practices the incoming federal administration may adopt, given the many public pronouncements made during the presidential campaign and its aftermath, we felt it necessary to reaffirm that UC will act upon its deeply held conviction that all members of our community have the right to work, study, and live safely and without fear at all UC...