UC President Napolitano statement on May revision to Gov. Newsom’s budget

The University of California recognizes the unprecedented challenges California is facing in the wake of COVID-19 and regrets that Gov. Newsom was put into a position to steeply reduce the University’s budget in response to the State’s dramatically diminished revenues. Regardless, UC stands with the governor and the legislature to help lift the State out of this economic crisis.

In spite of these budget revisions, our focus will remain on our students, our employees and the UC community. We are committed to continuing our mission of teaching, research and public service — including the crucial patient care provided by our medical centers in the midst of this pandemic — that benefits California and the world. We will continue to work with the legislature to secure additional sources of funding to see us through this difficult time.

UC appreciates the governor’s support of public higher education and looks forward to working in continued partnership to overcome the challenges ahead.