Maryann Jones was hired as the new president of Charleston Law School on November 13, 2014. She resigned eight days later. And nobody, except perhaps Maryann Jones, was surprised.
For those who don't follow this particular law school melodrama, the for-profit school entered into a management agreement with Infilaw in 2013, the Charleston faculty opposed Infilaw's efforts to buy the school, a South Carolina state education committee voted against allowing the acquisition, the South Carolia AG bridled at the committee's vote, Infilaw withdrew the application for state approval, the owners sought ABA approval for the sale, and finally the three owners of Charleston law - two who support the sale to Infilaw and one who aggressively opposes it - unanimously agreed to hire Maryann Jones, the dean emeritus of Western State Law, as Charleston's new president. The school's presser confidently announced: "She began to work immediately."
After eight busy days, she stopped.
Alas, there are real students and employees involved in this train wreck. I wish them all luck.
H/T Paul Caron.