President meets with board, resigns

11/15/13: That would be Robert Sternberg, at the University of Wyoming. Insidehighered.com has the report. He had support from the Caspar newspaper (thanks, commenter):

Sternberg argued that he’s gotten a bum rap for firing too many people too fast. He pointed to the fact that he has asked for two resignations: Provost Myron Allen and Dean of Education Kay Persichitte. Others resigned in protest, including Easton and two associate provosts. 

He questioned why higher education officials would not want to be evaluated. “Accountability is important,” he said. “We need a culture that welcomes that.”

Well, we can certainly count on President Gottfredson not to make that particular mistake.

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4 Responses to President meets with board, resigns

  1. Anonymous says:

    The IHE article links to an interesting editorial from the Casper Star-Tribune right before he resigned. “He questioned why higher education officials would not want to be evaluated. ‘Accountability is important,’ he said. ‘We need a culture that welcomes that.'”

    Of course he also wanted to pay the athletic staff more, so there’s that.

    http://trib.com/opinion/editorial/sternberg-s-view-he-s-doing-what-he-was-hired/article_4f148a47-6692-548a-abce-9eba1de1c329.html

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t there a Provost search at UO? Somebody should elicit his application…

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    • UO Mattters says:

      Good idea – any search committee members reading this? He doesn’t strike me of the sort of applicant who’d be intimidated by a little blogging.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Right, good administrators are probably really worried when lemons are called out… [Some irony for the commenter who is concerned about recruiting.]

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