University of Michigan gets apology from Schlissel; he gets job, cash in settlement
A former president at the University of Michigan who was fired over a relationship with a subordinate apologized to the school’s governing board as part of a settlement that guarantees him a faculty job, retiree health insurance and other benefits.
Mark Schlissel, 64, who was suddenly removed in January, is entitled to $463,000 while taking a one-year leave, starting May 1, The Detroit News reported Thursday.
He can return as a faculty scientist at a salary of $185,000, according to the six-page deal signed in April.
The Board of Regents fired Schlissel after nearly eight years, saying an investigation found that his interactions with a female employee were “inconsistent with promoting the dignity and reputation of the University of Michigan.”