Bumped. IslandBruin posted this during a busy team few weeks ago. So bumping this back up now. GO BRUINS. - BN Eds.
Does anybody know how our chancellor's employment works? I assumes he works for the President of the University (which means that Block will have a new boss this August). And I further assume that his performance is reviewed at some level by the Regents (most of whom have Berkeley ties, not UCLA ties).
From Block's actions to date, it is clear that his performance evaluation includes nothing related to athletics.
This leads to the question- what is he measured on? Fundraising? Number of applications? Number of faculty awards? Something else?
Most importantly, is his performance perceived as excellent (President and Regents want him to stay as long as possible, and would actively push to retain him), as satisfactory (President and Regents are fine with him sticking around, but if he looked elsewhere, they would not be upset), as less than satisfactory (President and Regents have him on the clock to improve or else) ?
I really don't know. To me, as an alum, his performance (or lack thereof) is truly disappointing. But he sticks around, som somebody likes him who obviously has way more say in the matter.
It is one thing to have benign neglect re athletics, when the consequence is lost revenues from empty seats and diminished student experience from having less school spirit due to bad teams. It is another thing to have benign neglect re athletics, when the consequence is allowing the AD to hire coaches with questionable moral standards, which tarnishes the university's public reputation.
Who tells Block enough is enough, or does anybody he works for care?