Lawmaker Calls for UC Davis Chancellor to Resign Over Board Service

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
DAVIS, CA - NOVEMBER 28:  UC Davis chancellor Linda Katehi looks on during a UC Regents meeting on the UC Davis campus on November 28, 2011 in Davis, California. Student protesters and members of the Occupy movement are calling for a general strike at the UC Davis campus to coincide with the UC Regents meeting that is being held on four UC campuses. Students are outraged in the wake of an incident where a UC Davis police officer pepper sprayed protestors who sat passively with their arms locked.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Davis chancellor Linda Katehi looks on during a UC Regents meeting on the UC Davis campus on November 28, 2011 in Davis, California. Student protesters and members of the Occupy movement are calling for a general strike at the UC Davis campus to coincide with the UC Regents meeting that is being held on four UC campuses. Students are outraged in the wake of an incident where a UC Davis police officer pepper sprayed protestors who sat passively with their arms locked. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker is calling for the resignation of UC Davis’ chancellor over her service as a compensated director for two education companies.

Assemblyman Kevin McCarty said Friday that he found Chancellor Linda Katehi’s decision to accept seats on the boards of textbook publisher John Wiley & Sons and for-profit college company DeVry Education Group “unseemly.”

Davis spokeswoman Dana Touposis says a response is forthcoming.

Katehi resigned from the DeVry board on Tuesday under pressure from McCarty and consumer advocacy groups who questioned why she would align herself with a company the government is suing for false advertising.

The Sacramento Bee says UC chancellors are required to have their service on outside boards approved in advance by the system’s president, a policy Katehi didn’t follow in the DeVry case.

UC officials haven’t said if she did for Wiley.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.