Katehi has been successful
Re “Katehi’s fate could hang in balance as regents discuss UC Davis on Thursday” (Page 1A, Aug. 9): Once again The Sacramento Bee has published a non-newsworthy, front-page article on the trials of Linda P.B. Katehi.
The only news in this article is that the University of California Board of Regents has scheduled a special meeting to discuss a personnel matter. It may or may not be about Katehi.
The remainder of the article is self-congratulatory rehashing of what you have already reported. I doubt this will prime readers to look for the next story. We are oversaturated with your investigative work on this issue.
As a casual observer, I think she has been very successful at UC Davis. There aren’t many public university chancellors or presidents who have set and reached fundraising goals of a billion dollars.
Tom Griffith, Sacramento
Is Katehi being judged too harshly?
Reading between the lines, my understanding now is that Chancellor Linda P. B. Katehi was hired as a rainmaker, and successfully stimulated an outpouring of funds of which the campus has been the major beneficiary. She saw no reason not to collect a small percentage for her own use. It would be interesting to see comparable statistics on travel, outside employment, and institutional donations for men in comparable positions.
Louise Mehler, Sacramento
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