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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Ask Katehi

What’s an average day like for you?

I don’t really have an average or typical day, which is one of the reasons I find my job so exciting. I usually wake up around 5 a.m., and the first thing I do is check my e-mail to make sure there have been no overnight matters that require my attention. I like to read a few newspapers every morning – The Sacramento Bee, The Wall Street Journal and, of course, The Aggie. I also scan The New York Times online. I’m always looking for articles that might be important to the UC Davis community.

I then head off to campus and usually arrive at my office by about 8 a.m. I have many meetings throughout the day in my office, across the Davis campus and in Sacramento. I usually end up back at my office around 6 p.m., where I check my e-mail again, read documents and articles sent my way and then respond as needed before the workday is done.

There are many days when I have appointments and events to attend in the evening. For example, we recently held a dedication ceremony to reopen the UC Center Sacramento. On those nights, I don’t get home until about 10 p.m. On the nights I don’t have anything to attend, Spyros and I will go to the ARC to exercise after work. We’re usually home late and have something light to eat, talk about the events of the day, and then I check my e-mail, again. But by this time, if I am too tired to reply, I read the messages and respond only to those that require an immediate response. Otherwise, I give some serious thought overnight, allowing me to think about what I want to write the next morning. I try to go to sleep around midnight, looking forward to what the next day will bring.

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