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.