Bob Lee Swagger is a North Carolina blogger who draws our attention to what may be serious reform underway at the University of North Carolina. And from the hands of none other than Bill Clinton deputy chief of staff Erskine Bowles, now the president of UNC.
Erskine announced he was eliminating 15 jobs in UNC Upper Level Administration. That means in 'his office' for those of you in Rio Linda. That includes four VPs and six Assoc VPS. He reduced the admin budget by 10%. Just the term "reducing a budget" gives the average gluttonous academic bureaucrat a case of the clap. It is as hated a phrase as "what did you accomplish today?" YIKES!
As Californians know all too well, extremely well—compensated vice presidencies, associate vice presidenceies and other staff positions are known to proliferate, sometimes to provide jobs for lesbian "partners" of big shots.
Well, it's a start.
Thomas Lifson 8 03 06