When UD saw that name in the news this morning, it stirred a memory… She’d written about Evan Dobelle years ago on this blog…

So she checked her archives, and there it was – Dobelle was busy being fired, back in ’04, from the presidency of the University of Hawaii. He was accused of excessive personal spending.

The University of Hawaii is among this country’s very worst university systems, so Dobelle was moving into a laughable mess when he took that job. On the other hand, he does seem to have spent lavishly, with little in the way of results.

Dobelle, who jumps from job to job with suspicious rapidity, is, à ce moment-là, president of one Westfield State University, where damned if he isn’t facing exactly the same charges.

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7 Responses to “Evan Dobelle… Evan Dobelle…”

  1. Michael Tinkler Says:

    “…they hired me to be a change agent.”


  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Michael: I know, I know. Yick.

  3. Van L. Hayhow Says:

    This is what happens when colleges take on airs. When I was at Bridgewater State College it and Westfield were colleges (a great position) and now they are called universities.

  4. charlie Says:

    Well, the least anyone can say is that he’s good at what he does…

  5. DM Says:

    Seriously… how do these people get hired, re-hired, re-re-hired?

  6. Mr Punch Says:

    DM doesn’t get it, I’m afraid. Dobelle’s entire career has been based on getting jobs because he’d previously had other jobs. His first job was mayor, which got him to chief of protocol ….

  7. University Diaries » Greed goeth before another university presidency. Says:

    […] next for Evan Dobelle? He has spent his way through the University of Hawaii, and through obscure and now much-impoverished Westfield State. Like Patricia Slade at Texas […]

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