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UC President Announces Resignation Effective Next Summer

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Aired 4/19/09

The president of the University of California system announced today he'll be stepping down next summer. Robert Dynes says he'll be leaving because of changes in his personal life.

Dynes has had a turbulent term as president. He was at the center of a scandal over faculty salary and payments that were awarded while student fees were going up.

State Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero has been a vocal critic of Dynes.

Romero : His ability to lead this institution will be colored and remembered by his inability, I think, to deal in a forthright way with the legislature and to provide transparency

UC has formed a committee to search for a new president. Romero says she will be looking for integrity in the candidates.

Romero : Somebody we can trust, who will be honest, who will guard the taxpayer dollar, and somebody who will never forget this is a public university and students should come first.

Provost Wyatt Hume has taken over as UC's Chief Operating Officer.

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