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A Little Raillery: Long-time Adjunct Instructor Lands Job as President of University

Following a lengthy search for a new president, marked by the firing of two very expensive search firms, the Board of Trustees at City State University has announced an unparalleled decision in the appointment of Dr. Amy Wits, an adjunct instructor of communications, drawn from CSU’s own ranks.

This is the first time in known history that a perma-adjunct has made the leap over layers of traditional administrative hierarchy to lead an institution of this size. Wits’ benefits, salary and job security will remain the same despite acquiring access to a large office overseeing campus, at least for this semester. She intends to open her office, with true collegial spirit, to anyone without one – including the rest of the college’s faculty and staff.

“I’m in the driver’s seat, all right,” Wits said in a phone interview. “But I’ve actually been in that seat a long time going back and forth to CSU and my other four employers. That really has given me the big picture on higher education today.”

Board chairman D. William Sneyd agreed that the president has a regional awareness that will help make the job work. “Of all the candidates for the position, she was the

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