LA Times on the greedy, grasping academic. Her state is a scandal all by itself.
UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi has apologized for her controversial moonlighting activities, which had prompted a call for her resignation and legislative hearings on paid outside activities by university officials.
Katehi, who earns $424,360 annually as chancellor, had come under fire for accepting a $70,000-a-year position with the DeVry Education Group, a for-profit firm that offers college degrees online and on 55 campuses nationwide, including 13 in California.
DeVry is being investigated by state and federal authorities on allegations of deceptive advertising about job and income prospects for its graduates. It has denied the accusations.
Katehi resigned from the DeVry seat last week after questions were raised by public interest groups and Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), who heads the budget subcommittee on education finance. McCarty met with Katehi on Thursday; he said he was “unsatisfied” with her explanation as to why she accepted the DeVry position. After the Sacramento Bee reported that day that Katehi also earned $420,000 over three years as a board member for John Wiley & Sons, a college-textbook publisher, McCarty said he decided to call for her to step down as chancellor.
Later in the story, there’s this:
…But Pan, a former UC Davis faculty member, credited Katehi with increasing student enrollment, diversity, research funding and the university endowment for scholarships, facilities and academic programs to more than $1 billion.
It’s not trick to increase enrollment when students are waited listed to enter UC schools. Diversity isn’t an academic achievement, it’s political.