Message to Students About Fossil Fuel Divestment

5.15.17

In line with the statements issued by fellow Chancellors Yang (UCSB) and Blumenthal (UCSC), I too support the aims of our students who have been calling for fossil fuel divestment. I stand with all those in our University - students, faculty, staff - who care deeply about the moral, political, economic, and scientific imperative of moving away from fossil fuel dependency. I am pleased to support the incredible efforts the UC has already made toward tackling climate change and providing leadership and solutions that we will all depend on. I look forward to working with my fellow chancellors to initiate a thorough and transparent discussion on divestment from fossil fuels as a part of the UC's approach to combating the climate crisis. 

Ralph J. Hexter
Interim Chancellor