Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Two Alumni Who Won't Be Contributing to UC

In an earlier posting, we noted that UC was banning use of "sharing" services such as Uber, Lyft, and AirBnB.  In reporting on this ban, Inside Higher Ed points out that "some of the founders behind the startups even graduated from campuses in the university system. Logan Green, the CEO and co-founder of Lyft, attended UC-Santa Barbara, while Travis Kalanick, the CEO and co-founder of Uber, went to UCLA."

1 comment:

Dianne said...

I'd like to clarify UC's policy about employees using peer-to-peer services. In fact, the University of California system does not have a policy banning the use of peer-to-peer services such as AirBnb, Lyft and Uber. University employees currently use those services and are reimbursed for them when they involve UC business-related travel. We are, however, reviewing and evaluating issues revolving around the safety and security of our employees when they use such services. We are actively seeking ways to overcome potential liability and safety concerns and would like to work proactively with companies such as these to get everyone to a point of complete comfort with the risks involved.

I hope this is helpful.

Dianne Klein
Assistant Media Relations Director, University of California Office of the President