New York Times. October 30, 2013. Janet Napolitano, the president of theUniversity of California, said Wednesday that $5 million would be devoted to providing special counseling and financial aid for students living in the country illegally, a move aimed at disarming critics who worried she would be hostile to the small but vocal student population. Ms. Napolitano, formerly the secretary of homeland security, announced the initiative in her first public address, in San Francisco, since becoming head of the 10-campus university system a month ago. She also pledged $10 million for recruiting and training graduate students and research fellows.