Embattled President of Indiana University System Announces His Retirement

Adam W. Herbert Jr., an African American who is president of the Indiana University system, announced last week that he would not seek to renew his contract which expires in 2008. This past November the Faculty Council at the flagship campus of Indiana University in Bloomington passed a resolution expressing no confidence in Dr. Herbert. The faculty alleged that Dr. Herbert was inaccessible and had jeopardized the university’s ability to win a major research grant. They also criticized his failure to appoint a system-wide chancellor to serve as chief academic officer for the university’s eight campuses.


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