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.