University of California President Janet Napolitano was hospitalized over the weekend. School Officials said that she has been undergoing treatment for cancer. She was diagnosed in August and her treatment is early complete.
The University said in a statement that Janet Napolitano has kept the chairman of the University of California Board of Regents informed about her condition. In spite of undergoing the treatment for months now it did not prevent her from doing her job at her best capacity. However, Monday, she experienced some side effects that needed hospitalization.
Officials said Tuesday, she is doing exceptionally well. According to the Los Angeles Times, she is expected to be discharged this week and soon will be back to work in full force. While she is recovering, the University of California senior leadership will take over in managing the University of California system and in advancing the university's key priorities.
University of California spokeswoman said, Napolitano have been previously diagnosed with cancer and had been successfully treated. However, the university did not disclose more information in respect to Napolitano's privacy. According to the Press Of Atlantic City, in November 2004, Napolitano had surgery to remove her right ovary and an ovarian cyst, which was benign. However, she returned back to her duties three days later. And in 2000, after being diagnosed with cancer, she had her right breast removed.
Napolitano, 59, served as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013. She also acted as governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009 and Arizona's attorney general from 1998 to 2003. She also became U.S. attorney for Arizona from 1993 to 1997. She was also a two-term Democratic governor of Arizona before joining President Barack Obama's Cabinet. She now supervises 10 University of California campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program.