9.23.2005

Role Model?

Is AU President Ben Ladner a good role model? As noted in this Washington Post story, Mr. Ladner has bilked the school for $500,000 in spurious expenses, above and beyond his ridiculous $800,000 annual salary.

The spending in dispute includes travel expenses, more than $6,000 in club dues, nearly $54,000 in drivers' costs, more than $220,000 in chef services, more than $100,000 in services from the social secretary and nearly $44,000 in alcohol.


As a student who is spending in excess of $20,000 per year to attend this fine institution (part-time, no less), my initial reaction would to call for his ouster, along with the worthless trustees who allowed this to go unchecked.

On the other hand, anyone who spends $44,000 on alcohol can't be all bad, can he? I just wish he had bought me a drink.

Yours truly,
Mr. X

...a little peeved...

UPDATE: Obligatory legal question: Can we sue the trustees for breach of fiduciary duty?

2 comments:

As always... Rachael said...

I believe people in the education industry should be well-paid but damn! He's partying like he's P. Diddy!

Mr. X said...

Yeah, let's just say that I'm in no great rush to pay the $2,274 bill sitting on my dining room table.

I didn't transfer out to go to a higher-ranked school, but if GWU can pay their administrator $100K less per year, while being twice the size and having a medical center, maybe I should call their admissions office.

Yours truly,
Mr. X

...peeved...