Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mild Penalty for Berkeley Administrator Trumped by Faculty Protests

Secret sex partner's pay gets former UC Berkeley vice chancellor fired (excerpt)
Matt Krupnick, 5-4-12, Pasadena Star-News

UC Berkeley on Friday fired administrator Diane Leite, who over a period of five years helped triple her secret sex partner's pay.  Leite had been demoted from her $188,000-a-year assistant vice chancellor position after the affair with a subordinate was discovered but still made $175,000 a year as an adviser to Vice Chancellor Graham Fleming...

"Ms. Leite's employment with the university has been terminated," UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said Friday. The firing is effective Tuesday.

...Professors and other employees had urged the university to fire Leite, who helped boost lover Jonathan Caniezo's pay from less than $41,000 in 2005 to $120,000 in 2010. Leite, 47, and Caniezo, 31, admitted the affair to campus investigators, according to documents obtained using the California Public Records Act...

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