9.26.2007

Another jumps ship

Detroit Free Press - Wayne State University President Irvin Reid announced this afternoon that he will be stepping down in 2008.

Reid, the university’s ninth president, was sworn in Nov. 24, 1997.

Reid, who made the announcement at the end of the university's regularly scheduled Board of Governors meeting this afternoon, called his resignation “one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make,” adding that his time at Wayne State had been “the 10 finest years of my life.”Given budget difficulties and other challenges of his tenure, he said: “I’d be hard-pressed to distill my most satisfying memories in the time we have this afternoon.”Reid said that he plans to step down in May 2008 -- after commencements. He would not say if he is going to another job, but he said that he may stay on at WSU as a faculty member, which is an option in his contract.

Seriously. This is just getting ridiculous.

3 comments:

M said...

Is there a mass exodus going on up there?

Two/Dos Pretzels said...

Yes, what's going on?

Tiny said...

It definitely feels that way... I've never worked anywhere that has such a high turnover rate. The Law School just laid off a bunch of people due to the budget, the Dean's leaving, the President is leaving, union people are being bumped left and right... It's pretty crazy.