I assume that our local CSU is not unique. I assume that they all have budget issues and crazy hiring policies. So it is hard to not look at the recent hiring of Carole Brown-Welty as Dean of Graduate Studies at CSUFresno with a lot ofÂ cynicism.
For those who don’t know, she is married to the President of CSUFresno John Welty. The announcement of her hiring was made only 1 week after herÂ predecessorÂ announced her departure. Apparently Provost William Covino didn’t conduct a search or look at other qualified options.
So, I am off base? I think President Welty should have insisted on Covino conducting a full search, even if his wife still got the job. Just to make sure that it was done right? I remember hearing a lot as a kid, “Avoid the illusion of anÂ indiscretion”. But here is seems that they didn’t care how it looks. So was this straight up nepotism? I am just a hater?