Dean faces mutiny, $7M deficit at U. of Cincinnati
- A $7 million deficit at the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences (A&S), the University of Cincinnati's largest college, is putting pressure on first-year A&S Dean Ron Jackson.
- The shortfall is the largest of an overall $12 million deficit from all of the dozen colleges on the U. of Cincinnati's main campus and will take an estimated three or four years to recover.
- Some A&S faculty are staging a mutiny against Jackson, with two associate deans resigning and saying he's unprepared as department heads ask for an intervention from UC President Santa Ono and interim Provost Larry Johnson, who are both supporting Jackson so far.
From the article:
... “People sometimes want simple answers,” Johnson said. “They say, ‘If we get rid of Dean Jackson, everything will be fine.’ Well, he didn’t cause the budget crisis. My goodness, he’s been there for 10 months. We’re not panicking.” ...
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