Eye on Education

Former University of Cincinnati Greg Williams Resigned Amid Breakdown of Relationship with Trustees

University of Cincinnati President Greg Williams resigned in August. He’s set to receive a two-year, $1.3 million severance package.

Williams has said he was resigning for “personal reasons.” The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates whether other factors played a role in Williams’ resignation.

Behind the scenes, the relationship between Williams and his board had been breaking down. Colleagues, associates and trustees say differences about Williams’ autonomy caused the standoff.

The board felt Williams didn’t communicate enough; he felt trustees were not letting him do his job free of interference.

“The discord became not so much what President Williams was doing. It was how he was doing it,” said one high-ranking UC official with knowledge of board discussions. “I think it got to the point where there was a lack of respect.”

Read more at: news.cincinnati.com

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