Linda Katehi timeline: UC Davis chancellor's resignation follows controversy, missteps

Controversy not an unfamiliar companion for UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi has undergone significant scrutiny and criticism during her tenure at the university, stemming from incidents such as the pepper-spraying of peacefully protesting students to her service on corporate boards.
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UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi has undergone significant scrutiny and criticism during her tenure at the university, stemming from incidents such as the pepper-spraying of peacefully protesting students to her service on corporate boards.

The resignation of UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, marked the end of a tenure that began in August 2009 and was characterized in part by controversy, beginning with the notorious 2011 pepper spraying of peacefully protesting students, through Katehi’s misjudgment about serving on corporate boards, the university’s efforts to sanitize its history by scrubbing the Internet of critical coverage and upheaval surrounding university employment of Katehi family members.

That body of missteps led to apologies by Katehi, vows to do better, student protest, calls by leaders for the chancellor’s ouster, her being placed on leave and, ultimately, her resignation.

Starting with her hiring, here is a timeline of several highlights from Katehi’s days at UC Davis.

Aug. 10, 2016: UC Davis' Katehi gets $424,360 'parachute' common for university presidents

Aug. 9, 2016: Linda Katehi resigns as UC Davis chancellor

Aug. 3, 2016: UC footed first-class flights, high-end hotel rooms for Davis chancellor Katehi

July 21, 2016: UC regents approve new limits on moonlighting by administrators

July 18, 2016: Katehi scandal at UC Davis ‘worse than pepper spray’

July 16, 2016: UC regents consider tougher rules on outside pay for top administrators

July 1, 2016: UC Davis chancellor withholds $200,000 scholarship donation as inquiry continues

June 28, 2016: UC spent $158,000 on campaign to counter critical state audit

June 20, 2016: Katehi refuses to turn over cellphone, iPad to UC investigators

June15, 2016: UC Davis chancellor sent aides to Switzerland to learn image-boosting tactics

June 10, 2016: UC delays release of public records in UC Davis, Katehi probe

June 3, 2016: Suspend probe of Katehi, UC Davis chancellor’s reps demand

May 5, 2016: Former federal prosecutors to lead UC probe of Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi

April 29, 2016: Three-day drama led to UC Davis chancellor’s suspension

April 28, 2016: UC investigator to scrutinize employment of Davis chancellor's relatives

April 27, 2016: UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi placed on investigatory administrative leave

April 21, 2016: UC Davis chancellor Katehi apologizes, plans to remain as leader

April 19, 2016: Republican joins seven legislators calling for Katehi’s resignation

April 19, 2016: Video: UC Davis' Katehi cites personal background, expresses regrets, promises improvement

April 15, 2016: UC Davis student sit-in comes to quiet end

April 13, 2016: UC Davis spent thousands to scrub pepper-spray references from Internet

March 9, 2016: UC President Janet Napolitano: Davis chancellor should stay despite mistake

March 4, 2016: UC Davis chancellor apologizes, will donate textbook stock to student scholarships

March 3, 2016: UC Davis chancellor received $420,000 on book publisher's board

March 2, 2016: UC Davis chancellor took DeVry post at Florida meeting against policy

Sept. 17, 2014: Candymaker Mars commits millions to food research at UC Davis

Sept. 9, 2014: UC Davis places in top-10 again among public universities

May 29, 2014: UC Davis chief outlines vision for ‘third campus’ in Sacramento area with focus on food, nutrition

March 16, 2014: UC Davis student fees are highest in state system

Aug. 25, 2013: UC Davis surgeons resign after bacteria-in-brain dispute

Oct. 23, 2013: UC Davis to pay $38,055 to pepper-spray officer over damaged 'psyche'

Oct. 20, 2013: UC Davis upgrades dorms as it courts national, international students

Oct. 10, 2012: UC Davis pepper spray files released

Sept. 11, 2012: UC Davis pepper-spray case ends with $1 million deal

April 12, 2012: Pepper spray report blasts UC Davis leaders

Nov. 23, 2011: Katehi: UCD police defied my orders

Nov. 19, 2011 Occupy Davis: Protesters told to remove tents; 10 are arrested

June 18, 2009: UC president backs new UC Davis chief

June 16, 2009: New chancellor ‘not aware’ of admissions policy

University of California, Davis, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi addresses a wide range of issues while meeting with Sacramento Bee editors and reporters on Thursday, April 21, 2016, saying the school does not want to cover up well-documented mistake

A video statement released by the office of UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi and featuring her sharing personal details to provide context for her leadership at the university is another part of an effort by Katehi and the school to right several