Sunday, January 01, 2012

Limbaugh's Havre Not: ASU

Angelo State University's first Vice President for Strategic Planning happened to be its last.  ASU finally spoke to Vice President James Limbaugh's leaving in a press release

Administrative changes will be implemented at Angelo State University in the wake of the departure of Dr. James M. Limbaugh, vice president for strategy, planning and policy, to become chancellor at Montana State-Northern in Havre, Mont., effective Jan. 1. As the vacant vice presidential position will not be re-filled, those offices and individuals who reported to that vice presidential position will be reassigned to other vice presidents.  
ASU blew up their strategic plan as a result of state budget cuts.  Oddly while facing the loss of millions of dollars, the university added a fifth Vice President and announced a study evaluating a move to Division I athletics.  Many people thought "What the hey?"

Santa did not bring a replacement for Limbaugh or Division I status.  The holidays found ASU announcing a drop to four Vice Presidents (December 20) and shooting to be competitive in Division II (December 21).

Limbaugh had strategic planning and institutional effectiveness, most of which moved under new Vice President Brian May.  How will ASU do in the New Year accreditation wise?  The foundation needed to already be laid.

Organizational jumbling, after traumatic budget cuts, can't be helpful.  The possibility of probation exists.  Is the probability growing?  There's only so much a good editor can do.  Accreditation, havre or havre not...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

my guess is probation. I don't see a way around it.