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Immigrant Of The Day: Linda Katehi of Greece

by Kevin R. Johnson

Linda Katehi (Greece)

Katehi Our Immigrant of the Day is Linda Katehi, currently provost and vice chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The University of California Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Katehi as the Chancellor of the University of California, Davis.  She will assume the position on August 17.

A native of Greece, Linda Katehi earned her a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the National Technical University in Athens, Greece and her masters degree and doctorate in electrical engineering at UCLA.. The new UC Davis chancellor served on the faculties of Purdue University and the University of Michigan before going to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

In addition to serving as Provost, Katehi currently holds a joint faculty appointment in the Gender and Womens Studies Program.

Linda Katehi is well-known for her electrical and computer engineering research.  She has 16 U.S. patents and several national and international awards. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, she was selected by President George W. Bush to chair the Presidents Committee on the National Medal of Science.

Welcome to UC Davis, Chancellor Katehi!

May 8, 2009 | Permalink

About The Author

Kevin R. Johnson is currently Dean, Professor of Law and Chicana/o Studies, and the Mabie-Apallas Public Interest Law Chair holder at the University of California at Davis. He is also one of the editors of ImmigrationProf Blog.

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