USM - Botman Gets New Make-Work Position; $203K per Year
USM president leaving after spring ‘no-confidence’ vote by faculty
By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff
Posted July 05, 2012
PORTLAND, Maine — ...Botman, who was the focus of ...“no-confidence” vote this spring, is leaving the school to take a post at the University of Maine System chancellor’s office.
....Botman will... expand ...international education programs... recruitment of foreign students ....arrangement of overseas faculty exchanges....
... her salary will remain $203,000...in her new position. ...Page...anticipates being able to find money for Botman’s new job without adding to the overall system budget.
In other words, they're creating a brand-new position for her, paying the same salary and benefits, and she gets rewarded for stepping aside, following her lousy management of USM. And Page can somehow 'find" the $203K additional dollars in the budget. Great oversight of public money - aren't we glad tuition never goes up?