It will have been four years this month since Michael Roth ’78 was announced as Wesleyan’s 16th president, following the retirement of President Doug Bennet [’59] at the end of the 2006-2007 academic year.
An email from Joshua Boger ’73, P ’06, P ’09, chair of Wesleyan’s Board of Trustees, announces that President Roth has officially signed a new contract:
On behalf of Wesleyan’s Board of Trustees, I am pleased to inform you that President Roth has signed a new contract. Public intellectual, teacher, blogger, booster and, most important, leader, Michael has done an outstanding job for this university. The contract, effective immediately, is for seven years; and we are gratified to send this strong signal of support for his excellent leadership.
Regardless of any recent controversies or criticisms, this blog is offering its sincerest congratulations.