California 1862 Land-Grant Institution: University of California System
The University of California was founded on March 23, 1868, and operated temporarily in Oakland before moving to Berkeley in 1873. In March 1951, the University of California began its reorganization, and in 1952 it became separated as a “university system” from the University of California, Berkeley. Today, the University of California has 10 campuses across the state.
President: Janet Napolitano assumed the responsibilities of President of the University of California in 2013. A former Secretary of Homeland Security and Governor of Arizona, she directly oversees the 10 campus chancellors and the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Nine UC campuses offer undergraduate and graduate education; one (UCSF) is graduate/professional only.
Here are the ten University of California campuses:
California 1994 Land-Grant Institution: Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl (D-Q) University
Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl (D-Q) University was founded in 1971 as one of the first six tribal colleges and universities in the United States. In 2003-2004, it lost funding from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of Education because of insufficient Native American enrollment. It lost its accreditation in 2005 and stopped offering classes. In 2012, the university’s Board of Trustees signed a memorandum of agreement with the Inter-Tribal Council of California for the purposes of strengthening the administrative capacity of the University as well as planning and development working towards reopening as an accredited education program.
Colorado’s 1862 Land-Grant Institution: Colorado State University
The school was established in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College. In 1935, the school was renamed the Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. In 1957, the Colorado legislature approved its present name Colorado State University.
President: Colorado State University will welcome its newest president, Joyce McConnell, on July 1, 2019. Dr. McConnell’s previous position was provost of the land-grant institution West Virginia University, where she also served as faculty member and dean of the law school.
Connecticut 1862 Land-Grant Institution: University of Connecticut
UConn was founded in 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural School. The school’s name changed to the Storrs Agricultural College in 1893 when it became the land-grant institution of Connecticut. In 1899, the name changed to the Connecticut Agricultural College, then changed again in 1933 to the Connecticut State College. In 1939, the current name – the University of Connecticut – was adopted.
President: Susan Herbst was appointed to the position of president of UConn in 2011. She is the first female president of this university.