File this under a little bit unusual. Interim Dean Susan Duncan of the University of Louisville law school has been given a three year extension of her position of interim dean. The explanation is both odd and ominous. According to Louisville Business First, Provost Shirley Willihnganz explained this decision as follows:
First, she said, the administration is pleased with the job Duncan, who is a candidate for the dean’s position, has done over the last two years. Also... the university “didn’t get the pool of candidates that we’d expect to get. It’s a tough time to recruit for deans of law schools", she said, adding that enrollments at many schools are down and universities are hesitant to commit additional resources to law schools with fewer students....U of L will suspend the its search for two years in hopes that the situation will improve, Willihnganz said, adding that she is pleased to have Duncan in place in the meantime.