Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Thursday's Child Doesn't Have Far to Go

The upcoming closed meeting of the Regents on Thursday apparently deals with the Katehi affair. Is the outcome in doubt?
From the Sacramento Bee:
In what may signal a decision on the future of UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, the University of California Board of Regents has scheduled a special meeting Thursday to discuss a “personnel matter, Davis Campus.” The meeting, to be held at UC San Diego at 2:30 p.m., is closed and will be attended by regents only, according to an agenda item posted late Monday. UC spokeswoman Dianne Klein would not say whether the special meeting was about Katehi. The session is billed as a “special meeting,” although the Health Services, and Governance and Compensation committees were already going to meet that day. Katehi’s personal spokesman, Larry Kamer, said he did not know anything about the meeting. The session follows months of investigation by the office of UC President Janet Napolitano, who suspended Katehi on April 27, citing allegations that the chancellor engaged in nepotism and misused student funds. Napolitano also said she was concerned that Katehi had made “material misstatements” to the UC president and the media over her role in hiring firms to clean up the online image of UC Davis and herself. A probe headed by former U.S. attorneys Melinda Haag and McGregor Scott was to be completed by Aug. 1 and delivered to Napolitano to determine Katehi’s future as chancellor at UC Davis, where she has served since 2009...

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