KUMC candidates

November 3, 2012


To the editor:

I chair the committee undertaking the search for a new executive vice chancellor of the Kansas University Medical Center. Contrary to repeated claims in Lawrence Journal-World opinion pieces, at no point did our committee forward to Chancellor Gray-Little only one candidate. The committee was unanimous in its desire to identify both strong internal and external candidates. The chancellor has provided the search committee with complete autonomy in the conduct of this search, and the committee is pleased with the quality of the candidates that will be visiting the medical center this month.

Editor’s note: The fact is the first recommendation of the search committee, whether one, two or more individuals, for one reason or another, was rejected by the chancellor.


Jack Martin 5 years, 6 months ago

Commenter's note: Considering that the chair of the search committee has just refuted your claim, the readers of this newspaper deserve to know on what basis you continue to state this falsehood. "Because I say so" is not reporting, it is rumor mongering.

jimmyjms 5 years, 6 months ago

The "editor's note" here is absolutely pathetic, and totally unethical. This paper has really become a partisan rag.

hoshi 5 years, 6 months ago

From first hand information, the editors footnote is so far off base as to be comical. Professor Ellerbeck is right on base.

Miles Nease 5 years, 6 months ago

I have never seen this before. The editor responding to a Letter to the Editor. Not very professional, if you ask me.

Kendall Simmons 5 years, 6 months ago

So what, Dolph? That was not the issue.

Dolph has repeatedly claimed that only one candidate was forwarded. The committee chair said Dolph was wrong. That has nothing to do with whether or not any forwarded candidates were rejected.

Talk about both unprofessional and petty, too!! An "editor's note"? To a Letter to the Editor? Dolph ought to be ashamed of himself. I hope he quickly posts an apology to all of us, and particularly to Dr. Ellerbeck, in the paper.

Jonathan Becker 5 years, 6 months ago

Dolph? Apologize? Surely, you jest. When Dolph apologizes, pigs fly.

Keith 5 years, 6 months ago

Shorter Dolph: The Med Center is not being run the way I want it run. He's just trying to find an outlet for his boundless enthusiasm, now that's he's run the family enterprise into a wall.

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