Press Releases

            Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on the news that Janet Napolitano was stepping down as president of the University of California system:

            “I’ve known Janet Napolitano for many years and consider her a close friend. When she was first appointed president of the University of California, I knew she would bring her wealth of experience from her years as Homeland Security Secretary and governor of Arizona.

            “President Napolitano focused her efforts on expanding access to higher education, helping first generation college students thrive and driving down costs to attend college.

            “She helped foster a safe space for immigrant students, ensuring they had every opportunity to pursue a degree during uncertain times.

            “And she worked tirelessly to ensure that victims of sexual assault and harassment had the resources they needed.

            “I thank President Napolitano for her service and wish her great success in the future.”