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Phil & Carolyn: Class Solidarity

Carolyn Dever is invisible on the campus as she tries to scare up a President’s job somewhere else. An annual compensation package of $783,890 (that was in 2015; who knows what it is now?) is a lot of dough to pay for someone who has provided little or no value to the College, and who is doing little or no work now. By the way, $783,890 per annum works out to be a wage of $376.87/hour for someone working a 40-hour week:

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How long will we put up with this? If I had employees who were barely phoning it in, they would not last long. And if I found out that they were searching for a new position somewhere else, they’d be off the payroll posthaste.

That said, on occasion I have let people go but given them a few months of pay to ease their transition. But Carolyn? At that level of compensation? It’s not as if she has no savings. Surely at a certain point she is going to have to hit the road, job or no job?

Of course, she is not searching for another position in secret. Phil and the Trustees know what is going on; they set the wheels in motion after the members of the faculty were more than clear about their disdain for Carolyn’s ineffectiveness in all areas (except for harping about inclusion and diversity — hence her nickname: Carolynclusion Deversity).

I hope that a search for a new Provost is quietly under way. Our floundering administration badly needs talent. Who hired Carolyn anyways? (Surprise! Bruce Duthu headed the search committee. And Phil made the final decision.)

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