Yep, Cruzado proved me wrong, and I couldn't be happier to admit it. And she is very much the mover-and-shaker that I still feel Gamble wasn't. Had that thought again today as I was reading the op-ed thread in the football forum, so that impression has stuck with me, it seems.grizzh8r wrote: ↑Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:53 pmThat's a rather crass way of conveying a point - I'm disappointed in you, BAC.Bay Area Cat wrote:Again, outside of having a vagina, how is her background any different from our current President?grizzh8r wrote:Not at all, and I do think Montanans would accept a female university president, if she fit the university. I just see this as a "politically correct" choice, not the "best fit" choice. It speaks to how really skewed this country has become. Her qualifications and background do not seem to be at all in line with Montana State University, when compared to the other two candidates, and especially Dr. Leath. When I first saw the candidates, I just had this sneaking suspicion this would happen - the BOR trying to be cute and make a splash at the expense of the entire Institution. I too am extremely disappointed.Bay Area Cat wrote:Why do you think people in Montana won't accept a female university president?
I mean, the state did elect a woman to the U.S. Congress almost 100 years ago ... has the state regressed since then?
That being said, I too hope she proves me wrong.
And by most all accounts, he appears to have done a great job for MSU.
To answer your question: Experience. Gamble had been-there, done-that. In all reality, I thought he was just an OK president. Nothing spectacular. Of course, we were spoiled to have Dr. Malone for such a long time. He was just before my time at MSU, but both my parents and other MSU grads always spoke very highly of him and his dedication to MSU. Gamble just seemed more like a caretaker, not a mover-and-shaker.
And for what it's worth, a decade is a long time. I didn't even remember this thread, @wbtfg . How in the world did you remember it?!?