SAN FRANCISCO — On the eve of the University of California’s 150th anniversary, UC President Janet Napolitano addressed a range of issues facing the UC, as well as the institution’s past, present and future, in an hourlong speech in San Francisco on Wednesday.
During the speech, Napolitano described her newest responsibility as president: laying out a vision for the UC. In this pursuit, she characterized three steps by which her vision might actualize: extending admission to more community college transfer students, finding ways to “streamline the degree pipeline” and forming a stronger alliance with the state of California.
“Our past accomplishments must spur us to further action,” Napolitano said during the event. “(Our goal is to) help more Californians become a part of the opportunity engine that is the UC system.”