Opinion: Gov. Newsom must make a priority of funding our UCs

Sydney Glassman writes, “UC Riverside (UCR), where I am currently a faculty member, is the largest employer in Riverside County. UC Irvine (UCI), where I was a postdoctoral researcher, is the second-largest employer in Orange County. The University of California is a key driver of upward mobility in California and the nation. UCR ranks No. 1 in social mobility, followed by UC Santa Cruz and UCI. … UCR and UCI are both Hispanic-serving institutions, with Hispanics or Latinos making up nearly 40 percent of UCR and 26 percent of UCI students.”