Woodward Addresses Status of Former Chancellor, Provost

June 25, 2009
By Cherry Crayton

Chancellor Jim Woodward was recently asked why James L. Oblinger and Larry Nielsen will be allowed to return to the faculty following a six-month study leave after resigning as chancellor and provost, respectively:

Standards for removing tenured personnel are high, Woodward said: There must be proof of incompetence, neglect of duty, or grievous misconduct.

“The wrongs that they have done, or might have done, that we have identified to date do not meet the standards that would have to be met,” Woodward said.

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