President Janet Napolitano and the Chancellors of the University of California today (Nov. 9) issued the following statement:
In light of yesterday's election results, we know there is understandable consternation and uncertainty among members of the University of California community. The University of California is proud of being a diverse and welcoming place for students, faculty, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Diversity is central to our mission. We remain absolutely committed to supporting all members of our community and adhering to UC’s Principles Against Intolerance. As the Principles make clear, the University “strives to foster an environment in which all are included” and “all are given an equal opportunity to learn and explore.” The University of California will continue to pursue and protect these principles now and in the future, and urges our students, faculty, staff, and all others associated with the University to do so as well.
We are proud of what the University of California stands for and hope to convey that positive message to others in our state and nation.
President Janet Napolitano, University of California
Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks, UC Berkeley
Interim Chancellor Ralph Hexter, UC Davis
Chancellor Howard Gillman, UC Irvine
Chancellor Gene Block, UCLA
Chancellor Dorothy Leland, UC Merced
Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox, UC Riverside
Chancellor Pradeep Khosla, UC San Diego
Chancellor Sam Hawgood, UC San Francisco
Chancellor Henry T. Yang, UC Santa Barbara
Chancellor George R. Blumenthal, UC Santa Cruz