We need to acknowledge that sexual misconduct thrives in academia. And sometimes, it’s institutionally sanctioned.
We were also aware of the fact that the complete court file was shared with the Board of Trustees, which has ultimate responsibility for the selection of the college’s president.
Throughout her time at Rutgers-Newark, Shirley was highly regarded—and remains so—as a person who exudes great care, person to person, for friends, colleagues, and all who come to know her.
But knowing what I do, I am convinced that what might otherwise be believable is in fact not so. I have knowledge of President Collado’s character as lived out over many years.
“I am excited to invest in bold, innovative ideas generated by our campus community and in leadership opportunities that will empower our faculty, staff and students,” Collado said.
The Faculty Council historically has had, and will continue to have, regular monthly meetings that are open to all faculty and to the student media.