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Robert Huttenback

Robert Arthur Huttenback (March 8, 1928 – June 10, 2012)[1] was the third Chancellor of UC Santa Barbara from 1977 to 1986.[2] He was ousted from the post in July 1986 after allegations that he and his wife had embezzled more than $170,000 from the university to perform renovations on their home.[3] He is also remembered for refusing tenure to the first female professor hired by Caltech, Jenijoy La Belle, a decision that went against the recommendation of her department and which was eventually overturned by the EEOC.

Robert A. Huttenback
Third Chancellor of the
University of California, Santa Barbara
Personal details
Born (1928-03-08)March 8, 1928
Frankfurt, Germany
Died June 10, 2012(2012-06-10) (aged 84)
Spouse(s) Freda
Residence Santa Barbara, California
Alma mater UCLA


  1. ^ Who's who in the West. 11. Marquis Who's Who, Incorporated. 1968. Retrieved 2015-01-12. 
  2. ^ "Robert Huttenback: 1928-2012 UCSB Chancellor 1977-86". Santa Barbara Independent. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "EX-UNIVERSITY CHIEF AND WIFE HELD IN FRAUD CASE". Retrieved 2015-01-12. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Vernon Cheadle
Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara
Succeeded by
Daniel G. Aldrich