The University of California Office of the President has named Isaacson, Miller to head a global search for a new UC Davis chancellor to replace Linda P.B. Katehi.
A committee made up of UC faculty, staff, students, alumni, regents and UC Davis Foundation representatives will help review candidates for the position, according to UCOP officials. The names of committee members will be released next month.
Isaacson, Miller contracts with numerous universities and has offices in San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C. University officials didn’t respond to a request for the cost of the search firm.
The search committee is expect to recommend a new chancellor to the UC Board of Regents early next year.
Ralph J. Hexter will continue as acting chancellor during the search. He was the provost at UC Davis before he replaced Katehi after she resigned Aug. 9.
Katehi’s resignation came after UC officials released investigative findings that largely cleared her of the most serious allegations but found she violated some university policies for filing travel expenses and serving on corporate boards. The investigation also found that Katehi had personally and repeatedly sought ways to enhance her online reputation by hiring outside consultants, despite claims to the contrary to UC President Janet Napolitano and the media.
The chancellor had been on paid administrative leave since April 27...
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