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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to take over University of California system

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Janet Napolitano is leaving the White House for the University of California system.

Janet Napolitano announced today she’s leaving her White House post to take the helm of the 10-campus system. The former Arizona governor replaces Mark G. Yudof who steps down in August. A member of the search committee said Napolitano will be “fresh eyes and a new sensibility” to the higher education institution.

But with tight budgets and a push to online education, will her outsider perspective be enough to adapt the state-wide institution?


Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times reporter with a focus on higher education and the U.C. system. 

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