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David Krayden Contributor
3:20 PM 06/08/2017
of California (UC) president Janet Napolitano’s office is under
investigation for allegations that her staff tampered with a survey
ordered by the state auditor.
According to a story first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle,
UC’s board of regents has hired none other than former state Supreme
Court Justice Carlos Moreno as well as a local law firm to investigate
the allegations that Napolitano’s office improperly viewed a
Board chairwoman Monica Lozano said Monday
that any such interference would have nullified the results of the
survey. “Justice Moreno will provide expertise in the areas of
fact-finding and neutral evaluation,” she told the Chronicle.
the root of the controversy is an accusation in a report from state
auditor Elaine Howle that says the university was insisting it needed to
increase student tuition fees to cover costs while it clandestinely
reserved $175 million in savings. The document says that Napolitano’s
office inflated the cost of administrating the 10-satellite university
complex and actually provided less funding than the official budget
The investigation was launched just as the state
legislature introduced tough new legislation that is designed to bring
the law down on anyone who interferes with a state audit with malicious
intent, Campus Reform reports.
is now accusing Napolitano’s office of vetting confidential responses
that the audit from the university’s administrators.
Francisco Chronicle has obtained email transmissions between UC’s head
office and its various campuses that would seem to indicate that
Napolitano’s staff wanted to see the audit responses before sending them
Napolitano testified before California legislators in
May that her staff only assessed the responses after they had already
been sent to the state auditor. Though she apologized for how the
correspondence was managed, she said during her appearance that she
“wasn’t involved in the day-to-day, back and forth of the surveys.”
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