UC Davis pays $20,000 for students to design incoming Chancellor’s living room

The University of California, Davis, found an innovative way to furnish the chancellor’s residence after student protests forced the departure of former university head Linda P.B. Katehi and her furniture.

Hold a contest and let the students decorate.

The ranch-style house is in a tony neighborhood adjacent to the campus, and is meant to serve both public and private functions. It is used for receptions, donor cultivation, appreciation dinners, alumni gatherings, distinguished speakers, performances and meetings.

Incoming Chancellor Gary May had only a few requirements.

  • Create a welcoming and relaxed environment.
  • Strongly reflect the community and feel of UC Davis.
  • Designs should work with existing style and fixtures.
  • Be in the “classic contemporary” style.
  • The study should be inspired by UC Davis and provide a place for Aggie memorabilia.

“The winning design team did not disappoint,” said May about the results. “This might be the first time UC Davis has been proud of it’s chancellor’s home. I know I am.”


Author: Huey P. Newsom

Huey P. "Navin" Newsom was born a poor black child who reported illegal immigrants to ICE before he wised up and invented the Sanctuary City. Today, Navin is the governor-in-waiting of California. As the leader of the Democratic Socialists for Self Defense, he plans to wall off the city of Oakland to protect undocumented immigrants from Darrell Steinberg's secret Nazi police force.

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