President of Ind. College Quits Under FireAP , Associated Press
Jun. 13, 2005 9:27 AM ET
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) _ The president of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, sharply criticized by faculty, students and staff for a brusque management style, has resigned after less than a year, the college announced.
President Jack Midgley resigned Saturday as the board of trustees met in Indianapolis to consider his future at the 1,700-student private college of engineering, science and mathematics.
The resignation was effective immediately, the school said Sunday.
Faculty, staff and the Student Government Association all had passed resolutions of no confidence in Midgley, who took over last July after having been the U.S. managing partner of German-based Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. He was the school's first new president in 28 years.
Midgley told the Tribune-Star in an interview published last month that he has ``a very intense personal style,'' but never intended to be discourteous.
Robert Bright, a retired 3M executive who recently became chairman of the school's board of trustees, will serve as the chief executive until the board selects an interim president.
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