Pershing is easier to pronounce.
...Both men were called "highly qualified candidates" Then
choose the local guy. Duh.
Wow, what a bunch of bitter and nasty comments. Mr. Shurtleff would be a very
bad fit for the university. Thank goodness the board recognized that.
Regarding the two final candidates, let's hope the longtime university VP gets
the nod. This university is clearly on its way up, so the decision is
important. BTW, Mr. Samuelson wore red for a long time before he put on the
Of course its close minded Mr Shurtleff, we are talking about academia here, the
most arrogant and useless group of people next to politicians found anywhere on
I'm shocked to see that our Attorney General didn't make the short list. How is
that possible? :)
I heard Mike Leavitt had friends that floated his name around yet I guess he,
unfortunately, wasn't interested himself. While I never voted for him, he
would make a great university president for the sole reason that he has a
bachelors degree--and that is all anyone needs to run anything today and I'm
very very serious. Take away all graduate degrees and the world becomes a
smarter place. In Wall Street Journal today there was an opinion to shut down
all law schools and to have an undergrad degree in law (which is what they do in
England). Nobody needs to pay between $150,000 and $250,000 for a degree of no
value. We are a nation obsessed with getting one more degree than our neighbor
How much longer will Samuelson be at BYU? He is an Emeritus GA now still
serving as president. And I wonder if next BYU President will be sitting ga.
It is 9 years that Samuelson has been at BYU.