Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Return

Linda P.B. Katehi, who resigned last year as UC Davis chancellor after months of controversy, will return as a distinguished professor in September at the same pay rate she received as campus leader, university officials said Friday.

Katehi will be paid $318,000 on a nine-month contract – when annualized, equivalent to the $424,000 salary she received as chancellor. She will teach electrical and computer engineering, as well as women and gender studies, according to a UC Davis bio.

Her salary appears to make her the highest paid faculty member in either department, based on the most recent UC salary data available to the public.

“If she gets a summer research contract, she will essentially make the same amount as a (chancellor), and that is not typical,” said James Finkelstein, a George Mason University professor and an expert on university executive pay...

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