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

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?

Guest:

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


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