Re: Nancy Zimpher on her way out
Originally Posted by paintmered
She also took reduced my college from top billing to red-headed stepchild. That's my biggest complaint with her. It's sobering to think that UC Engineering once ranked in the top 10 nationally.
She's also alienated people on outer campuses by cutting programs that helped working people earn bachelor degrees without going to Clifton. It's obvious that she had her own set of priorities, which is to be expected with each new president. She was her own worst enemy in the end though. I was once a part of that Engineering program that is nowhere near where it once was. She was slowly trying to turn us into OSU south. UC actually had more programs rated as some of the best nationally when she took over.
She gets way too much credit for the academics. All she really did was raise the criteria to get into the different colleges, but smarter students do not alone make for a great university. From the inside it just seems like we are a University of many good programs rather than a University of select top programs. I'd rather go to a University that is tops in my actual area of study than have many good colleges. But that's just my opinion.
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Last edited by acredsfan; 02-04-2009 at 04:10 AM.