Arizona President Criticized for Joining DeVry Board

March 14, 2016

Linda Katehi, chancellor of the University of California at Davis, lasted only days on the board of the DeVry Education Group. She quit amid criticism for joining the DeVry board while the for-profit education provider was under investigation. Katehi was named to the DeVry board at the same time as another university president, Ann Weaver Hart of the University of Arizona. Initially, there was no controversy over the issue in Arizona.

But now members of the Faculty Senate and others are asking questions and 17 people have submitted complaints about Hart taking the position to the Arizona Board of Regents, The Arizona Daily Star reported. Hart is defending her decision to take the board seat, through which she will earn $70,000 plus $100,000 in stock.

Hart said she plans to work on the board "toward assuring that higher education is available to a segment of Americans who will never be able to attend universities like the University of Arizona."

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