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UC President Janet Napolitano announces plans to step down

Posted at 11:43 AM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 14:43:17-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - University of California President Janet Napolitano has announced she plans to step down in August 2020.

Napolitano made the announcement Wednesday at a meeting of the university's Board of Regents.

A former U.S. secretary of homeland security and Democratic governor of Arizona, Napolitano became the first woman to lead the 10-campus University of California system in September 2013.

Napolitano said in a statement that the decision to step down was tough and bittersweet, "But the time is right."

She did not elaborate.