In Apparent Suicide, Chancellor Dies in a Fall

Santa Cruz leader faced attacks that were harsh — and sometimes personal

Denice D. Denton came under fire immediately and often during her 16-month tenure as chancellor of the University of California at Santa Cruz, which ended with her apparent suicide late last month when she fell to her death from the roof of a San Francisco building.

In addition to the harsh criticism, which came from the typical antagonists of public-university leaders — student