Yesterday’s Board of Governor’s Meeting ended with a farcical flourish. The Board passed a resolution, complete with certificate, and standing ovations to honor Dr. Tony Atwater’s contributions to IUP. Dr. Atwater, lest anyone forget, “resigned” after a faculty vote of no confidence inspired by numerous charges of a poor leadership style and financial excesses. See http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10161/1064561-298.stm.
Ironically, even as the Board was commending Dr. Atwater, plans were being made to possibly retrench faculty at IUP. Interestingly, there was no mention of this at the BOG meeting. http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/regional/s_691617.html
Of course, there was no mention of this incongruence in the media . . .