As the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry prepares to get a new dean, the Minnesota Daily writes about why some faculty members are resentful over what they see as oppressive leadership, favoritism and intimidation:
According to these sources:
- Personal relationships and favoritism continue to factor into administrative hiring decisions.
- Former Dean Patrick Lloyd’s autocratic decision-making and micromanagement alienated some faculty members.
- Fear of retribution suppressed disagreement and debate.
Lloyd’s departure in July led many to believe the problems they said he was responsible for could dissipate with a new administration. Recent controversy in the school may indicate otherwise.