Two more state lawmakers called Thursday for UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi to depart after accepting questionable paid board seats that they said posed a “clear conflict of interest.”
Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Salinas, and Assemblyman Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, asked Thursday for Katehi to resign or be removed. Their statements followed earlier calls for her resignation by Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Evan Low, D-Campbell.
Alejo is the chairman of the California Latino Legislative Caucus and a UC Davis School of Law graduate. Cooper sits on the Assembly Budget Committee.
Katehi, 62, has been under fire since The Sacramento Bee reported this month that she had accepted a paid seat on the board of DeVry Education Group as the for-profit company faces federal allegations of exaggerated job placement claims. McCarty and Low called for her resignation after The Bee subsequently reported she had received $420,000 in three years for serving on the board of textbook publisher John Wiley & Sons.
She has since resigned her DeVry position, apologized and pledged $200,000 in Wiley stock toward a student scholarship fund. UC President Janet Napolitano has said, however, that she has been a good chancellor who should remain at UC Davis...