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President Napolitano recruits underrepresented and low income students

The pitch came hard and fast: The University of California is the nation’s finest public system of higher education. Financial aid is aplenty. The commitment to diversity is strong.

The college recruiter who spoke Thursday to teachers, counselors, parents and more than 100 top students of color at Manual Arts High School should know her stuff. After all, she’s president of the 10-campus, 246,000-student UC system — Janet Napolitano.

The presence of such a luminary on this South Los Angeles campus of low-income, minority youth thrilled — and surprised — many students.

“She cares about underrepresented students and is really trying to help low-income students attend a UC,” said senior Alexis Neri. “I really didn’t know that before.”

Read full article in the Los Angeles Times here.


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