Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Is she or isn't she?

Fate of UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi is unclear

Spokespeople could not respond to KCRA's questions

Apr 26, 2016

University professors circulated a letter that they sent to state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, saying that Katehi is being singled out for accepting paid positions on the boards of outside organizations, even though other UC chancellors do the same thing.

Some of the same faculty had initially called for Katehi’s resignation, but in the letter, they oppose the idea that Katehi should be forced to resign.

“A report has reached us that President (Janet) Napolitano has requested the resignation of UCD Chancellor Katehi,” professors Margaret Ferguson and David Simpson wrote in the letter to Wolk. “We urge you to do everything in your power to stop it and to set going a system-wide review.”

Meanwhile, spokespeople for the campus and for Napolitano’s office did not provide answers when asked by KCRA 3 Tuesday if Katehi is still employed by UC.

"I have no information at this time, but I will share with you anything I learn," said Dana Topousis, a spokeswoman for UC Davis.

A spokesman for Napolitano also said he did not have information...

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