University of California Board of Regents Chair Richard Leib made the following statement today about the passing of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein:
“The University of California community is mourning the passing of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a historic figure who blazed a path for countless women in politics and fought for decades on behalf of underserved communities in California.
Senator Feinstein advocated for higher education and UC on many occasions, helping to secure funding for critical research and support programs that make a college degree possible for students of all backgrounds. Her commitment to California and higher education complemented the work done by her late husband, Richard Blum, a longtime member and former chair of the UC Board of Regents and a staunch supporter of the University of California.
Senator Feinstein’s positive impact on our state and the nation are undeniable, and her loss will be deeply felt by all. We extend our sincere condolences to her loved ones today — the University of California grieves with you.”