Ex-UC Davis chan­cel­lor to re­turn as prof

Linda Katehi, who re­signed af­ter ethics probe, will get about the same rate of pay.

Los Angeles Times - - CITY & STATE - By Hai­ley Bran­son-Potts hai­ley.bran­son @la­times.com Twit­ter: @hai­ley­bran­son

Linda Katehi, the for­mer UC Davis chan­cel­lor who re­signed last year af­ter an ethics probe into ques­tion­able moonlighting ac­tiv­i­ties, will re­turn to cam­pus as a pro­fes­sor this fall for roughly the same rate of pay she re­ceived as an ad­min­is­tra­tor, univer­sity of­fi­cials said.

Katehi will be paid $318,200 on a nine-month con­tract, said UC Davis spokeswoman Dana Topousis. As chan­cel­lor, she re­ceived a 12-month salary of $424,360.

Katehi, who re­signed as chan­cel­lor last Au­gust, re­ceived her full an­nual salary while on an ad­min­is­tra­tive leave for a year. Part of Katehi’s agree­ment with the univer­sity when she re­signed was that she would re­turn to her fac­ulty po­si­tion.

Katehi’s fac­ulty salary “was de­ter­mined af­ter re­view­ing other en­gi­neer­ing fac­ulty of her stature who are mem­bers of the Na­tional Academy of En­gi­neer­ing,” Topousis said in an email.

Katehi will teach one en­gi­neer­ing course in the fall se­mes­ter — a grad­u­ate sem­i­nar that meets for 50 min­utes each Fri­day, ac­cord­ing to the univer­sity reg­is­trar’s web­site.

She will teach an In­tro­duc­tory Elec­tro­mag­net­ics course in the win­ter quar­ter and a class called Elec­tronic Cir­cuits and Sys­tems in the spring, Topousis said.

Katehi will also be con­duct­ing re­search, Topousis said.

UC Pres­i­dent Janet Napoli­tano or­dered an in­ves­ti­ga­tion of Katehi last year in re­sponse to al­le­ga­tions that Katehi had vi­o­lated con­flictof-in­ter­est rules in the hir­ing and pro­mo­tion of her son and daugh­ter-in-law at UC Davis.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors also looked into her state­ments to her su­pe­ri­ors re­gard­ing the univer­sity’s hir­ing of im­age con­sul­tants to at­tempt to hide In­ter­net ref­er­ences to a pep­per-spray­ing in­ci­dent of stu­dent pro­test­ers by cam­pus po­lice in 2011. In­de­pen­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tors also ex­am­ined charges that she had mis­used stu­dent fees and used poor judg­ment re­gard­ing out­side board mem­ber­ships.

UC agreed not to pur­sue charges of mis­con­duct with the UC Davis Aca­demic Se­nate, which could threaten her ten­ure. In re­turn, Katehi agreed not to file le­gal ac­tions against UC.

In Fe­bru­ary, Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia re­gents unan­i­mously ap­proved as Katehi’s re­place­ment Gary May, who pre­vi­ously headed Ge­or­gia Tech’s Col­lege of En­gi­neer­ing.

Paul Sakuma As­so­ci­ated Press

LINDA KATEHI af­ter speak­ing at a 2011 rally. She will be paid $318,200 on a nine-month con­tract; as chan­cel­lor, she re­ceived a 12-month salary of $424,360.

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