Within days of each other, UC Davis and UC Berkeley disclosed this summer their former chancellors would retain high salaries after having stepped down as embattled campus leaders.
At Davis, Linda P.B. Katehi will become an engineering professor in September at a salary of $318,200 over nine months, the rough equivalent of her executive pay when annualized. Down the highway, Berkeley’s Nicholas Dirks officially left his chancellor post this month and will get $434,000 during a transitional year with few duties.
The practice has become routine within the University of California system.