Does it seem to you that University of Akron President Scott Scarborough is rebranding himself into a martyr?
As he's responded to bad news in the past, he reacted to the campus survey that his approval rating is awful by shrugging that change is "difficult". In other words, a guy who is paid upward of $600,000 and royal perks to resolve the school's debt and cast it as a polytechnic enterprise is faced with a daunting task.
But did the rollout have to be so amateurishly clumsy? And if there is such a role as "sub-martyr", we might include the Board of Trustees, a feckless group that offered no sign of being moving parts in the slide.
President Scarborough will learn that martyrdom doesn't include a fat paycheck and personal prestige, which seems to be what this nightmare is all about.
P.S. Scarborough left the University of Toledo with poor grades from the faculty, too.