UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi violated University of California policy when she accepted a paid board seat with embattled DeVry Education Group at a Florida meeting last month, a UC spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Katehi resigned the $70,000-a-year seat Tuesday after hearing concerns about her appointment with for-profit DeVry, which faces scrutiny from federal officials for allegedly deceiving students about job and income prospects.
Katehi was in Weston, Fla., from Feb. 15-18 for a DeVry board orientation and meeting, UC Davis spokeswoman Dana Topousis said Wednesday. A Katehi spokesman mistakenly said Tuesday that she had not attended DeVry meetings.
The chancellor filed paperwork with the University of California to start the review process for the board seat, but Katehi’s request was never considered or approved by President Janet Napolitano, said University of California Office of the President spokeswoman Dianne Klein.
“It is not allowable under our policy to accept a position without receiving approval prior,” Klein said...