Speaker Spotlight: Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California

Janet Napolitano at the LairJanet Napolitano, 20th president of the University of California, spent a weekend at the Lair of the Golden Bear, during which she spoke with Lair Week 5 campers. Cynthia So Schroeder ’91, UC Regent Emerita and Past President of the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) Board of Directors, facilitated the conversation and later invited campers to pose their own questions to Napolitano about the health of the UC system.

Janet Napolitano and others at the LairThe topics largely focused on the strength of the UC system and its plans for continued improvement and growth; Governor Brown’s new budget for the UC system and the new allocation of these funds, specifically at UC Berkeley; and the role the University of California plays in Washington today.

Watch the full video of Napolitano’s chat at the Lair below.

Video: University of California President Janet Napolitano at the Lair 2018


Browse this year’s full Guest Speakers list and join us for campfire at the Lair.