Union Calls For Investigation Of Other UC Administrators For Conflicts
"In a statement, union leaders say Katehi isn’t the only UC administratorengaging in activities that could be conflicts of interest. They are referring to the chancellor sitting on two boards — both related to higher education.
The statement says the growing scandal involving Katehi calls for a “top to bottom, system-wide review of potential conflicts involving other university executives”."
Morning links on it,
Sac Bee has the letter from Napolitano to Katehi posted at this link as PDF:
Wed evening breaking news:
Sac Bee Wed night posts this story :UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi placed on investigatory administrative leave
UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi was placed on investigatory administrative leave Wednesday night due to information that “raises serious questions about whether Chancellor Katehi may have violated several University of California policies.”
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/education/article74181532.html
UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi Placed On Investigative Leave
UC Davis chancellor placed on leave as officials launch probe into alleged misconduct
"But Napolitano's letter to Katehi outlined several new issues. She said Katehi's daughter-in-law, who directly reports to one of the chancellor's staff, had received promotions and salary increases over a 2½-year period that increased her pay by over $50,000 and resulted in several title changes. During that same period, Napolitano said, Katehi put forward a pay increase of over 20% and a title change for the daughter-in-law’s supervisor."
"Napolitano also said the academic program in which Katehi's son held a paid research position was moved into the same department in which her daughter-in-law is employed.
"It does not appear that appropriate steps were taken to address, document or obtain approval for the fact that your son now reported to your daughter-in-law, who, in turn, was supervised by one of your direct reports," Napolitano wrote."
Sac Bee Op Ed on this latest news:
"The allegations are stunning: nepotism, self-dealing and dishonesty. And yet UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi defied even the president of the University of California, rather than gracefully leave."
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article74368332.html
UC Davis Chancellor Placed On 'Investigatory Administrative Leave'
"Information has recently come to light that raises serious questions about whether Chancellor Katehi may have violated several University of California policies, including questions about the campus' employment and compensation of some of the chancellor's immediate family members, the veracity of the chancellor's accounts of her involvement in contracts related to managing both the campus' and her personal reputation on social media, and the potential improper use of student fees."
The statement calls the questions "serious and troubling."
Napolitano will appoint an independent investigator, with the expectation that the person will complete a report by the beginning of the fall semester.
UC Davis Provost Ralph Hexter will fill the chancellor role on an acting basis."
UC President places UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi on investigative administrative leave
"Following the news of Katehi’s leave, UC Student Association President Kevin Sabo released a statement criticizing Katehi for her behavior while chancellor at UC Davis, in addition to commending Napolitano for her decision.
“We represent 240,000 students who expect a pattern of principled leadership,” Sabo said. “But Katehi proved to be just the opposite through her actions during the pepper spraying incident in 2011, her efforts to cover it up, and her history of moonlighting in industries directly opposed to the mission of public education. The UC must do better by its students. Katehi collected a $425K salary while students on her campus skipped meals, lived in their cars, and sat on the floor in their classrooms. The UC has plenty of challenges – nefarious Chancellors should not be one of them. We applaud President Napolitano’s decisive action and commend her for standing with students.”"
UC Davis chancellor placed on leave over 'missteps'
Update here includes Napolitano's statement:
Statement from the University of California Office of the President:
“Information has recently come to light that raises serious questions about whether Chancellor Katehi may have violated several University of California policies, including questions about the campus’s employment and compensation of some of the chancellor’s immediate family members, the veracity of the chancellor’s accounts of her involvement in contracts related to managing both the campus’s and her personal reputation on social media, and the potential improper use of student fees.
“The serious and troubling nature of these questions, as well as the initial evidence, requires a rigorous and transparent investigation. As such, President Napolitano will appoint an independent, outside investigator to conduct the investigation and submit a report, before the start of the 2016-17 academic year.
“The president, with the support of the leadership of the Board of Regents, has determined it is in the best interest of UC Davis that Chancellor Katehi be placed on investigatory administrative leave from her position as chancellor pending the outcome of this investigation.
“Pursuant to an existing delegation of authority, UC Davis Provost Ralph Hexter will fill the chancellor role on an acting basis.”
“I am deeply disappointed to take this action,” Napolitano said. “But Davis is a strong campus, nationally and internationally renowned in many academic disciplines. I’m confident of the campus’s continued ability to thrive and serve California students and the Davis community.”
The Bee has a timeline:
Katehi’s UC Davis timeline: Pepper spray, corporate paydays – also growth, academic respect
- Richard Blum (AGAIN!)
- Wm. De La Pena
- Gareth Elliott
- George Kieffer
- Sherry Lansing (AGAIN!)
- Monica Lozano (AGAIN!)
- Hadi Makarechian
- Eloy Ortiz Oakley
- Norman Pattiz (AGAIN!)
- John A. Pérez
- Bonnie Reiss
- Richard Sherman
- Bruce Varner
- Charlene Zettel
- Marcela Ramirez
- UC Regents Committees
- Staff Advisors, Faculty Reps, Designates
- Ex Officio UC Regents
- UC Alumni Regents
"If the University were a business, it would likely be the largest corporation in California."
"If The University Were A Business, It Would Likely Be The Largest Corporation In California"-Regents Minutes (2010)