UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi heads one of the top 10 universities in the world led by a female leader.
Chancellor since 2009, she oversees all aspects of the university’s teaching, research and public service mission.
An electrical engineer and proud UC alum (UCLA ’81 and ’84), Katehi has spent her career focusing on expanding research opportunities for undergraduates and improving the education and professional experience of graduate students, with an emphasis on underrepresented groups.
In addition to her role as chancellor, Katehi holds UC Davis faculty appointments in electrical and computer engineering and in women and gender studies.
The chancellor enjoys a global reputation as a leading STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educator, and her work in electronic circuit design has led to numerous national and international awards as well as 19 U.S. patents.
Chancellor Linda Katehi is currently on leave. In her absence, Provost Ralph Hexter is Acting Chancellor.