Prez Gets Thumbs Up

April 1, 2008
Brodhead: favorable reviews

Brodhead: favorable reviews. Butch Usery

President Richard H. Brodhead received positive marks from a presidential review committee responsible for assessing his first three years as president. Duke regularly conducts such reviews of its officers and deans.

Board of trustees vice chair Dan Blue J.D. '73, who chaired the review committee, says the committee interviewed 120 people and received more than 500 responses to an open request for comments. Referring to the Duke lacrosse case, Blue said, "The committee heard from people who were disappointed with Duke's handling of the case and others who felt strongly that President Brodhead had managed a uniquely difficult situation with maturity.

"Those who communicated with the committee can be confident the spectrum of views was heard, considered, and reported to the trustees and to President Brodhead."