University of California president to retire

Mark Yudof, the president of the University of California system, announced Friday he will end his tenure on Aug. 31, 2013, the Huffington Post reports. After consulting with his family, Yudof said he plans to return to teaching law at the UC Berkeley campus.

“The prior 18 months brought a spate of taxing health issues,” Yudof said. “Though these challenges have been largely overcome, I feel it is time to make a change in my professional lifestyle.”

Yudof has held his position since June 2008, and his tenure was characterized by unprecedented budget cuts from the state legislature, driving up tuition and fueling many protests. However, several UC campuses continued to hold multiple spots as the best universities both nationally and globally…Read More