DAVIS (CBS13) – University of California President Janet Napolitano has reportedly asked UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi to resign – prompting a quick response from faculty.

Faculty members are currently circulating a letter and gathering signatures in protest of the move, noting their concerns that Napolitano’s actions were carried out without consultation of school leadership.

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Hundreds of faculty members have apparently added their names to letter in support of Katehi.

The letter was obtained by CBS13. It is worded as follows:


Katehi sent an email late Wednesday morning thanking faculty for their support and affirming her commitment to serving as chancellor.

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Katehi’s whereabouts have been a mystery in the past couple of days.

A public forum with students scheduled to happen Thursday at noon was postponed. Katehi also had a radio interview scheduled, but Capital Public Radio announced last night that she’d canceled that, too.

A representative for Katehi updated the public forum’s webpage late Tuesday night saying a “later day will be announced soon.”

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This all comes after weeks of student protests demanding Katehi step down after it was uncovered she doubled her salary by accepting a board position at DeVry University and another at a textbook company.