I was going to post about something else just now, but emuhomer31’s comment seemed to merit a whole new post: from the starpress.com (I think that’s Indianapolis’ newspaper?) comes “Fired EMU president lands VP job at BSU.” Here are the opening paragraphs:
John A. Fallon III, who was fired as president of Eastern Michigan University after the on-campus rape and murder of a student was kept secret for 10 weeks, has been named an associate vice president at Ball State University.
Ball State’s board of trustees on Friday approved the appointment of Fallon as vice president for economic development and community engagement at a salary of $146,000.
He will initiate and coordinate university activities to serve the community and economic development needs of the state, including economic and workforce development. His first day on campus was March 1.
Asked by The Star Press about Fallon’s role in failing to disclose the rape and murder, BSU spokeswoman Joan Todd said: “We are aware of John’s employment history, including his time at Eastern Michigan. He was forthcoming about that challenging period and the lessons learned from it.
Yikes! Well, good luck with that, Ball State. I’m not sure Fallon deserves to be in higher education after covering up a murder, and he didn’t exactly demonstrate “great leadership” beyond that either. But hey, it ain’t our problem anymore.