Sunday, August 26

Donor withdraws $3 million gift after regent calls him "bully and tyrant"

The Winston-Salem Journal has a great story about a sensitive donor who didn't take kindly to a negative job review:

The chancellor of Nevada’s higher-education system says that he and his family will no longer consider donating $3 million to one of its schools after a regent’s negative comments in his job evaluation.

In his written evaluation June 22, regent Ron Knecht wrote that John Rogers “is known primarily as a self-absorbed, self-indulgent bully and tyrant, given to rashly going off at little or no provocation.”
The donor said he didn't feel like giving money after receiving the "flogging."

2 comments:

a fundraiser said...

Face Value had more on Friday:

http://chronicle.com/blogs/facevalue/475/nevada-regents-criticism-of-a-leader-with-deep-pockets-costs-a-university-3-million

Sam Davis said...

Well, duh.