Friday, April 29, 2016


...Katehi faced new challenges Thursday as Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a member of the UC Board of Regents, said she should resign, and several state lawmakers renewed calls for her to quit. The Board of Regents is expected to have a closed-session personnel discussion about Katehi at its meeting in May.

...(UC President) Napolitano had attempted to give Katehi a face-saving exit, according to members of the Board of Regents who declined to be identified, but Katehi refused when Napolitano asked her to resign on Monday. They said they were informed of the investigation on a conference call Wednesday evening, shortly before it was announced publicly.

The regents may ultimately be asked to remove Katehi as chancellor, though she would retain her joint faculty appointments in electrical and computer engineering and gender, sexuality and women’s studies at UC Davis. The board will hold a closed-session discussion about Katehi at their next meeting, which takes place May 11-12 in Sacramento.

Newsom said he personally liked Katehi, but that mounting issues had begun to outweigh her good work at UC Davis.

“She’s done really exceptional things,” Newsom said. “So it’s not easy for me to say that it’s time to move on.”

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