Schlissel: Overpaid University President Out Of Work

Schlissel: Overpaid University President Out Of Work

Schlissel: Overpaid University President Out Of Work

A university is out an overpaid president this weekend as University of Michigan president, Mark Schlissel, has been removed from his post.

It is with great disappointment that we announce that the University of Michigan Board of Regents has removed Dr. Mark Schlissel as President of the University of Michigan, effective immediately.”--The University of Michigan Board of Regents

But, why? Here’s the reason from the University of Michigan Board of Regents:

On Dec. 8, 2021, via an anonymous complaint, we learned that Dr. Schlissel may have been involved in an inappropriate relationship with a University employee. After an investigation, we learned that Dr. Schlissel, over a period of years, used his University email account to communicate with that subordinate in a manner inconsistent with the dignity and reputation of the University.”--The University of Michigan Board of Regents

Former university president, Mary Sue Coleman, will serve as interim president of the university. Schlissel steps down from a cushy base salary of $927,000 a year. Well, we hope the affair was worth it. Schlissel may not be getting that golden parachute that he would have gotten had he waited until 2023 to step down. The Board of Regents went on to publish the e-mail correspondence between Schlissel and the university employee, illustrating the head-over-heels university president engaging in flirty banter like he was 16 all over again. It’s so sexy when a man with a PhD doesn’t capitalize at the beginning or punctuate his sentences, don’t you think? Schlissel is married to environmental energy lawyer, Monica Schwebs but this did not stop him from having an inappropriate relationship. I thumbed through the pages of e-mails that ranged from quoting Shakespeare, to ordering matching Michigan facemasks for him and this person on Etsy (so cute), to bragging about gaining Delta Airlines Diamond Status after booking trips with his paramour. Schlissel jetted to and from various locales (while he postponed the UMICH’s football season because of COVID fears). Some e-mails also showed Schlissel ordering romantic take-out dinners and tipping a generous (snort) ten percent on the pre-tax amount (cheap schmuck) and luring said secret lover with a bite of his knish.

And tip only 10 percent.

Seems as if Dr. Schlissel had more on his plate than pizza and knishes but opted, instead, to hide out in his home…or on a plane to some destination somewhere else. Don’t worry, he and his boo wore their matching Michigan masks everywhere so, he’s not a COVID spreader. Heaven forbid he open his mouth to do anything about any injustice that went on at his university:

Schlissel stayed as far he could away from that conflict. But, he has found himself in trouble for his e-mails before. Seems while he was almost silent about the abuse victims of the past, he was VERY vocal about the election of Donald Trump in 2016. He offered his wisdom at an anti-Trump rally on campus after Hillary Clinton lost stating, “ninety percent of (the students) rejected the kind of hate and the fractiousness and the longing for some sort of idealized version of a nonexistent yesterday”, at a post-election vigil. Schlissel once again took to e-mail to express his outrage against Trump’s victory, claiming it “ironic” that a “minority of Trump supporters” at UM “now feel marginalized and ostracized in our campus milieu and post-election activity”. Ahh, yes, the milieuuuuuu and post-election activity that is so diverse and inclusive and intersectional for the “ninety percent” who rejected hate but not the ten percent who obviously are hateful human beings.

How did these students reject hate? Well, of course, they voted for who could very well be most hateful woman on planet earth but that’s beside the point. The assumption and judgement was already out there. Umm, can we say, microaggression much, Dr. Schlissel? You know what’s also hateful, dude? Cheating on your wife. Tipping possibly one of your students the bare minimum for your extramarital dinner in this disaster of an economic environment.

But the students who voted for Donald Trump in 2016, apparently, are the hateful bigots who needed the counseling, according to Dr. Schlissel. Not the guy who sits in his office collecting almost a million bucks a year who somehow finds the time to order on Etsy and talk about his soggy knish with a mistress on his work e-mail. One would think someone with a PhD would be smarter than this. Too much to ask of academia?

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  • Anna A says:

    As a chemist, I have learned that PhD’s in science tend to be very knowledgeable about their field, but their people skills are severely lacking.

    • Cameron says:

      Which is why you keep them isolated and don’t promote them to positions of power where they interact with people without someone keeping them on a leash. -:-)

      • Anna A says:

        How true. Lack of people skills (which I am very aware of) is one reason that I have happily stayed a bench chemist my whole career. Working in various industries for small companies is also a factor.

        But, one of my favorite technical director has a PhD and the people skills as well. He was even willing to be a reference during my last job hunt.

      • Dee Hopfenspirger says:

        Well said, Anna. I have been part of Academe, know about the trash you have written about. The best is yet to come. He is FREE to be with is paramour, Monica? Kick him out…stay in SF and take care of thee.
        Poor little darling, was lonely.. so now what. Loser!

  • JmjUSA says:

    Phew, I’m glad it was ONLY the kolledge president… At first glance: “overpaid” I thought of the horror of losing the voice of kolledge’s today: overpaid and inappropriate behavior on the part of COACHES! Now that would have been a disaster, M without Jim, the mouth Harbough!

  • jamkev says:

    $3 tip on a $38 order from someone making nearly $1 million a year? What a cheap skate!

  • mark says:

    geezzzzz louise. just when you thought it could not get any worse. 1st Michigan loses to an SEC team (GEORGIA) knocking them out from the Championship game and now this. how will this University survive past this?

  • Scott says:

    “soggy knish”… Are you talking about food, or is that a euphemism?

    And yeah, cheating on his wife, ( even if she’s as exciting as an “environmental energy lawyer” would be expected to be), and his crappy tipping while making bank shows what a complete putz!.. I guess that’s how leftists support the proletariat?

  • JAW3 says:

    They were probably doing the horizontal mambo on at least their trip to India together so it shouldn’t be hard to deduce the paramour subordinate. And how about the wife sitting at home reading environmental law abstracts! Dude the former president has dog food for dinner now.

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