Friday, June 5, 2009

Gally Prez Selection

An interview with a Gallaudet University trustee is shedding some light on how the school picked Jane Fernandes as its choice for president. The nomination was withdrawn after protests erupted from students and faculty. Dick Kinney, an investment adviser from Milwaukee, tells the Chronicle of Higher Education that the board decided to commission a study to find who would meet three criteria: The candidate needed to have experience in higher education, an earned doctorate and significant hearing impairment. Only 27 people in the world fit all three criteria. That’s part of why the board ended up going with an unpopular internal candidate.