Janet Napolitano will leave the UC presidency in August 2020 with a generally positive legacy.
The state is pushing UC campuses to widen access to undergraduate degrees by increasing the number of transfer students. UC Riverside's efforts seem to be working, avoiding possible state financial sanctions.
In a new book, Michael Kirst urges creation of a regional entity to unify and coordinate efforts.
Undocumented students will continue to be welcome at UC, CSU and community colleges, education leaders say.
More students applied to CSU and UC colleges once they got timely information from counselors and others.