A new proposed amendment could change the way the University of California has operated for nearly 140 years.
In response to the UC’s audit, which exposed an undisclosed $175 million surplus, state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-Azusa) introduced a constitutional amendment proposal Tuesday, limiting the UC’s budgetary autonomy. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, that means the UC Office of the President would be directly funded by the Legislature.
Presently, the office receives funds from campus fees. The amendment would also give membership and voting rights to additional parties including the California Community Colleges chancellor, and cut UC Regents’ terms from 12 years to four. But is this the right move for students?
Monica Lozano, chair of the University of California Board of Regents