“I think most Americans are disappointed, or worse, with their political process, disappointed with their political leaders for a number of reasons you all well know,” Rawlings said. “Part of that is because those leaders are not focused on public service — serving the public. Mike understands what it means to serve the public.”
Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs John Siliciano has been named Deputy Provost, Acting President and Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday morning. “This is in recognition of John’s terrific oversight of the Provost Office and his involvement in every initiative in the Provost Office,” Kotlikoff said. The trustee meeting began with the board’s adoption of a resolution mourning President Elizabeth Garrett’s death. “She set in motion a process that had long been regarded by university leaders as important but daunting … establishing a College of Business,” Acting Chairman Jan Rock Zubrow said. Following the successfu adoption of this resolution, Zubrow also read the unanimous resolution passed by the University Assembly, expressing condolences and appreciation for President Elizabeth Garrett.
The resolution claims that administrators violated University bylaws by failing to work with the Faculty Senate in making a decision which was a “question of educational policy which concern[s] more than one college, school or separate academic unit.”