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Bob McDonnell

The blame at Mount St. Mary's goes to the board

Your editorial on the resignation of Mount St. Mary's University President Simon Newman should serve as a cautionary tale ("Mount St. Mary's University president Simon Newman resigns," March 1).

Clearly, the board did not act responsibly when it hired Mr. Newman. As you noted, there is a history of bad appointments to key jobs.

I wish to add to that list. In 2012, an overly zealous member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia forced the resignation of the president for no apparent reason. This caused a big stink and the...

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