UC Davis Votes For Chancellor's Leadership

Published February 18, 2012 4:09AM (EST)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Faculty members at the University of California, Davis have voted against a motion that would have expressed a lack of confidence in the ability of Chancellor Linda Katehi to lead the campus.

Members of the UC Davis Academic Senate have been voting for two weeks on a motion that would have expressed "no-confidence" in Katehi's leadership after a widely condemned pepper-spraying of student protesters

University officials say the final tally Friday showed faculty members voted 697-312 against the motion.

In a companion motion, faculty voted 586-408 in favor of a motion expressing confidence in Katehi's leadership, but condemning the use of pepper spray during the Nov. 18 incident.

The motions are nonbinding but were expected to influence the future of the 57-year-old Katehi, who became chancellor more than two years ago.

By Salon Staff

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