Several UC Berkeley affiliates intend to protest the appointment of U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano as president of the University of California, which is set to be confirmed at the UC Board of Regents meeting Thursday.

A group of campus students, coordinated by graduate student Elizabeth De Martelly, will gather on Sproul Plaza at 11:30 a.m. to carpool to the UC Regents meeting at UCSF Mission Bay, where they plan to voice their concerns in the public comment session.