DAVIS, Calif. ― The chancellor of the University of California, Davis has resigned from the board of a for-profit college company that the Federal Trade Commission is suing for deceptive advertising.
The Sacramento Bee reports that UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi quit a $70,000 a year post with DeVry Education Group on Tuesday under pressure from a California lawmaker and consumer groups.
Katehi and University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart were appointed to the DeVry board last week. The company operates DeVry University, Carrington College and other schools.
The FTC sued the company in January for allegedly misleading students about their job and earnings prospects.
Assemblyman Kevin McCarty and consumer groups had told Katehi she shouldn’t lend credibility to the company by associating with it.
Davis spokesman Gary Delsohn says DeVry recruited Katehi before the FTC filed its lawsuit.