Dr. Mark Schlissel, a former president of the University of Michigan who was fired for his relationship with a subordinate, apologized as part of a deal that rewarded him with money and work.
The Associated Press reported that Dr. Schlissel sent a letter to the Regent’s Council claiming that he had demonstrated a “bad opinion” in the relationship: “The relationship was entirely consensual, never physical and did not involve improper spending of university resources. But at a time when we are trying to build trust in the university, it is especially important that campus leaders avoid even the appearance of obscenity. ”
Dr. Schlissel will receive $ 463,000 during a one-year vacation that began May 1. He will return to work as a scientist with a salary of $ 185,000.