Via Inside Higher Ed, we learn this fine summer morning that Baylor President John Lilley, who merrily tried to fire so many junior faculty this year (and disproportionately women faculty, natch!), was himself $hitcanned yesterday. It so rarely happens that we get to see an administrator so destructive of faculty hopes and dreams get his comeuppance–so let’s savor the moment. (See these old posts on Baylor, for more background.)
IHE reports that “the regents had offered Lilley the opportunity to serve out his five-year contract as the board began a search for a new president. He rejected that offer.” Well, good on all of them for not prolonging the misery. But, check this out: “Lilley, 69, said he was retired ‘as of this morning’ and returning to his home in Reno, Nev. Prior to coming to Baylor, Lilley had spent four years as president of the University of Nevada at Reno.” Hmmm…remember all of those lawsuits by current and former staff and faculty at at UNR I told you about a few weeks ago? Well, let’s hope he stays good and retired as of now.
Time’s up, cowboy. You fell off the bull. No points for you. (But welcome new readers from Inside Higher Ed!)