Here’s one for the “you’ve got to be freakin’ kidding me” file: Sam Kirkpatrick, the highly problematic former president of EMU, is now “Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Management, and Executive Professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.” You can take a look at his Texas A&M bio and such right here.
First off, I can’t resist pointing out the irony/weird justice of the situation: Kirkpatrick has been hired by the Bush (as in George I) school. Make your own political jokes here.
Second, our colleagues at Texas left some itty-bitty details off of the bio on the web site. So, just in case anybody in Texas is wondering who is this Kirkpatrick guy, they might want to do a search on Google for the words “President Kirkpatrick Eastern Michigan.” Or, if you want kind of a press round-up, check out this special section of M-Live devoted to the infamous house scandal. You will certainly wish you would have done this before you hired Sam, but now you know what you’re likely to be in for.