A Presidency Unlaunched at Quincy
- Quick Takes: Research Misconduct, Quincy President Sues, Reverse Discrimination Verdict, Jump in College Savings
- Presidential Ouster at Quincy
- New Presidents or Provosts: American U. in Cairo, Cornish College of the Arts, Edmonds CC, Georgia Southern U., Methodist U., Tufts U., Vermont Technical College
- Quick Takes: Frosh Vaccinations Urged, Anti-Gay Fliers at Southern Oregon, Animal Research at Reno, Accidental Admissions at Cal Poly Pomona, Ouster at Quincy
- Quick Takes: Stimulus Bill's Pell Funds at Risk, New Furor Over Ben Stein, Bias Perceived in Policy Research, Degrees for Sale, House Passes Security Bill, Charges Divide UMass, Quincy Wants Independence, Cheyney Brawl, 2 Colleges Drop Football
Philip Conroy, who was named president of Quincy College in June, has withdrawn from the position and will remain as vice president for enrollment management at Mount Ida College, The Patriot Ledger reported. Quincy's board is divided on many issues, including the presidency, which was offered to Conroy on a 6-to-5 vote and has yet to be followed up with a contract offer. "It has become increasingly clear to me that the board of governors is unable to unite behind a new president," said Conroy’s resignation letter. "[W]hile the offer of the position was extended there has been no movement toward a contract. Therefore, it is with a profound sense of sadness and disappointment that I respectfully decline the offer to serve as president of Quincy College."