UC Davis Chancellor Resigns Amid Controversy

August 10, 2016

Linda Katehi, whose chancellorship at the University of California, Davis, has been clouded by charges of nepotism and misuse of student fees, resigned Tuesday after the completion of an investigation by the UC system, the Los Angeles Times reported. A news release from Katehi's lawyer said the chancellor had been "cleared" by an investigation by an outside lawyer for the University of California System of all "policy violations in the areas of alleged nepotism, conflicts, financial mismanagement of funds or personal gain."

But a statement from the UC system said the review found that Katehi "had exercised poor judgment, not been candid with university leadership and violated multiple university policies."

Katehi was placed on administrative leave in April amid questions about her employment of her son and daughter-in-law, among other issues. She will return to the Davis faculty.

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