U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning from her post and will be named the next president of the University of California system.
“I thank President Obama for the chance to serve our nation during this important chapter in our history, and I know the Department of Homeland Security will continue to perform its important duties with the honor and focus that the American public expects,” Napolitano said in a statement released today.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
Napolitano’s nomination by a committee of UC regents came after a secretive process that insiders said focused on her early as a high-profile, although untraditional, candidate who has led large public agencies and shown a strong interest in improving education.
This is the first time the 10-campus system will be headed by a woman.