Originally Posted by LoganBuck
WLW ran off some statistics about nonathletic things that have changed at UC since she was hired. The class rankings of incoming students, number of national merit scholars, annual giving, the capital improvement campaign, campus construction, and faculty awards. The difference was substantial.
Two months ago, I was in a debate over whether or not UC would be able to retain Brian Kelly, which they obviously have, for now. She had a sit down with Kelly, and Mike Thomas, and they hatched out a plan that Kelly seemed to agree with that is keeping him in town, so far. She has vision, and it should not be downplayed.
It is obvious that some UC fans, underestimate how much good she did for the university. The Bob Huggins thing was not handled well, but a university should not be defined by how they hire and fire a basketball coach.
Nancy Z could have kept her hands 100 percent out of athletics and I would still loathe that woman. I was a student at UC when she arrived in town, and her attitude toward the current students there was, as R4L stated, insulting. She carried with her the stench of arrogance everywhere she went on campus with a type of holier than thou attitude.
Were there improvements at the university overall? Possibly so. But the way that woman went about doing things was completely absurd. Burning bridges and insulting the students and alumni is no way to go about bringing change to a university.