UC’s first female president helped expand enrollment and successfully pushed to end testing as admissions requirement.
Strong campaigns ahead for and against the measure to revoke Proposition 209 after 24 years. It will be on the same Nov. 3 ballot as the presidential election.
If voters repeal the state ban on affirmative action in college admissions, some expect only moderate change among racial groups at UC and CSU while others predict significant shifts to match California's overall population.
Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5 would repeal Proposition 209 and restore race and gender as considerations for admissions.
California universities struggle with some minority enrollment levels.