In the Star Tribune this morning, Tony Kennedy writes: "A prominent dean (Connie Delaney) at the University of Minnesota has used her department budget to give her brother a job, hire a former student for a faculty position while he held a full-time job in Iowa and pay consulting fees to two people with ties to her school's fundraising arm, campus records show."
According to Kennedy, Delaney also paid $5,000 per day to an "Omaha-based leadership coach named Cy Wakeman" who was "hired to teach a 'reality-based' philosophy that 'helps individuals and organizations recreate their mindsets so they can achieve results beyond their wildest dreams.'"
"Delaney, who became nursing dean in 2005, says her strong leadership has brought needed reform and new esteem to the program. Her work has drawn praise from Frank Cerra, the U's former Medical School dean, and the Nursing School is ranked 21st in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. 'The speed at which this school has transformed itself is remarkably wonderful,' Delaney said in an interview."
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