He was also a hypocrite, but that’s part of the job description. From the Detroit Free Press tonight:
The University of Michigan Board of Regents has unanimously fired school President Mark Schlissel for cause following an investigation into a relationship with a subordinate, the board announced Saturday evening.
In a letter to Schlissel posted on the school website, the board spelled out its concerns and said his conduct was “particularly egregious considering your knowledge of and involvement in addressing incidents of harassment by University of Michigan personnel, and your declared commitment to work to ‘free’ the University community of sexual harassment or other improper conduct.”
University of Michigan paid a presidential search firm at least $320,000 in the hunt for the school’s next leader, Mark Schlissel.
The 56-year-old Schlissel was tapped U-M’s 14th president on Jan. 24, roughly six months after the school launched a top-secret, nationwide search for a leader to replace retiring President Mary Sue Coleman.