This isn't a question, per se, but it's too good not to quote. A longtime correspondent writes (edited for relative anonymity): Our chief academic officer (CAO) just submitted his resignation. He will have been here (less than three years) when he steps down. Over the last decade, we have had more 'interims' than 'permanents' in that role, and few have lasted more than a couple of years.
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates