Chicago State Pres.'s refusal to resign sparks leadership fracas
- Chicago State University President Wayne Watson's refusal to leave office despite signing a separation agreement is the latest embarrassment for the embattled institution.
- After a five-hour session behind closed doors Friday, CSU's Board of Trustees indicated that they'd like a change in leadership, but decided to put off taking action until March 8.
- Watson's supporters say he held the South Side institution steady during recent troubles that included scandal, financial mismanagement and poor graduation rates.
From the article:
In a 1975 commencement address to Chicago State University students, President Gerald Ford praised the South Side campus for overcoming a series of scandals and predicted great things for its future. "CSU serves the urban needs of a great city. Not long ago, CSU came under heavy attack, but you effectively answered the challenge," he said. "You have proved the critics wrong." Nearly four decades later, the university's critics again have plenty of material. ...
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