Letters to the Editor

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi

Linda P.B. Katehi
Linda P.B. Katehi

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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