Nov 13, 2013 11:41 AM
University of California President Janet Napolitano proposed a tuition freeze today for the 2014-2015 school year, in her first address to the Board of Regents.
Napolitano also wants to make the U.C. System a zero-net energy consumer by 2025, streamline community college transfers and improve the process ... so innovations born from university research hit the market more quickly.
According to the Associated Press ... in her first speech to the board since she became U.C. President, Napolitano said ,"Tuition cuts right to the heart of accessibility and affordability - two of the university's guiding stars," she told the regents, adding later: "I want tuition to be as low as possible and I want it to be as predictable as possible."
The former secretary of Homeland Security, spent the past six weeks in her new job visiting many of the system's 10 campuses. ###
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