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Linda Katehi timeline

JAY GELVEZON / AGGIE
JAY GELVEZON / AGGIE

On August 9, 2016 Katehi resigned as UC Davis Chancellor

  • May 7, 2009 – Linda Katehi appointed Chancellor of University of California, Davis (UC Davis).
  • November 18, 2011 – Katehi requested Occupy movement protesters at UC Davis Quad to remove tents. Non-compliant protesters pepper-sprayed by campus police officers.
  • February, 2016 – Accepts board position with DeVry Education Group in Florida.
  • March 1, 2016 – Resigns from DeVry board position. DeVry board members earn $70,000 annually with stocks estimating $100,000 additionally.
  • March 3, 2016 Katehi found to have received $420,000 from John Wiley & Sons, a textbook publisher. Served on the board from 2012-2014.
  • March 4, 2016 – Katehi apologizes, pledges her $200,000 textbook stock to a UC Davis student scholarship fund.
  • March 9, 2016 – Napolitano steps in, says Katehi made mistakes but insists she should stay despite those mistakes.
  • March 11, 2016 – Mrak Hall sit-in begins. Protesters call for Katehi’s resignation.
  • April 1, 2016 – Fire Katehi walkout occurs at the Quad, hundreds of UC Davis students, staff and faculty walk out of class in support of the university firing Katehi.
  • April 13, 2016 – The Sacramento Bee acquires documents establishing that UC Davis spent at least $175,000 to rid online references of November 2011 pepper-spray incident, to improve Katehi’s and the university’s reputations.
  • April 15, 2016 – Mrak sit-in ends peacefully.
  • April 25, 2016 – Napolitano requests Katehi’s resignation.
  • April 27, 2016 – Katehi placed on paid investigative administrative leave.
  • April 27, 2016 – Ralph Hexter appointed Acting Chancellor of UC Davis.
  • April 27, 2016 – UC President Napolitano sends out Katehi’s suspension letter. Details of the letter questions her daughter-in-law’s employment and her misuse of public funds.
  • August 9, 2016 – Katehi resigns as UC Davis Chancellor.
  • August 10, 2016 – Katehi receives $424,360 with retirement and health benefits. Per her contract, she plans to be a UC Davis engineering professor after one year.

 

Compiled by: Yvonne Leong — campus@theaggie.org

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