Chancellor Katehi stepping down at #UCDavis:

Just got this email and am sharing it here:

Dear Colleagues,

I received the attached letter from Chancellor Katehi in which she resigns as the Chancellor of UC Davis. The Divisional Senate admires and applauds her energetic advocacy for California public education and UC Davis in particular. She has been an effective leader in promoting the interests of UC Davis in the state, nation and globally.

Chancellor Katehi’s decision to resign as Chancellor today is understandable, given the recent interactions between the Chancellor and President Napolitano, including the investigation initiated by the President. These circumstances have had a negative effect on the Davis campus and make it impossible for Linda Katehi to be effective as a Chancellor.

The Davis Division is looking forward to a continuing relationship with Professor Katehi as a full-time faculty member. Last October she was hailed for her “visionary leadership in engineering research, entrepreneurship, and education, and for national advocacy of higher education as a major driver of the U.S. economy” by the National Academy of Engineering, when she received the Simon Ramo Founders Award. The Davis Division welcomes her anticipated contributions as a teacher, scholar, and member of the academic community.

Sincerely,

André Knoesen

Chair, Academic Senate

Professor: Electrical and Computer Engineering

August 9 Letter.pdf

About Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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