From a comment posted on our blog:

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Subject: Statement of UC President Mark Yudof regarding the future of
public education in California
From: “University of California Office of the President”
Date: Tue, March 2, 2010 5:43 am

Date: 2010-03-02
Contact: University of California Office of the President
Phone: (510) 987-9200
Statement of UC President Mark Yudof regarding the future of public
education in California, March 3, 2010

Today I am publicly announcing my resignation as president of the
University of California. A letter to the U.C. community is posted at my

I first would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the members of my
staff who have worked tirelessly on behalf of public education. It has
been a privilege to work with such an exceptional group of individuals. I
would also like to thank the Board of Regents for allowing me to serve the
University of California and the staff, faculty and students of the entire
University system for their dedication, perseverance and commitment to the
ideals of excellence in higher education.

There are no doubt many questions about my decision to step down. I would
simply refer people to the letter I have posted on my website and urge the
public to respect my decision. I should say that this decision was
entirely my own and I was not pressured by any individual or institution.

The crisis we are facing is not only a budget crisis. This much is clear.
It is a structural and systemic crisis. It is my hope that outside of my
role as president of the U.C. that I will be able to do more to address
the systemic nature of the crisis we are all facing.

Respectfully yours,

Mark Yudof, ex-president, University of California