Lang, Sears to return to teaching after Heather Bresch scandal

Earlier, we reported that two top-ranking officials at West Virginia University were resigning over their role in the Heather Bresch MBA scandal.

But it turns out, that’s not exactly true. Provost Gerald Lang and business school Dean R. Stephen Sears are leaving their administrative posts on June 30th – to return to teaching at WVU.

Lang will earn $200,000, down from his current salary of $243,000. Sears will earn $145,000, down from his current salary of $200,000.

Bresch is an executive at Mylan Incorporated, a generic drug maker whose chairman is a key WVU donor. She is also Governor Joe Manchin’s daughter.

Last week, an independent panel found that Lang, Sears and other top WVU officials were wrong to retroactively grant Bresch an MBA degree she did not earn.

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4 Comments on “Lang, Sears to return to teaching after Heather Bresch scandal”

  1. WVU prof Says:

    They can be removed from tenure “for cause” – see section 12 of the BoG Tenure Policy.


  2. […] So Everyone Knows Lang and Sears Aren’t Really Resigning, Right? They’re merely giving up their administrative duties to return to teaching. […]

  3. Thomas K. Says:

    Oh, you naughty, naughty boys. You made us look like a bunch of asses but we will forgive you and let you earn about 6 times what an honest guy in WV earns.

  4. Steve Says:

    Wow.

    I keep trying to give everyone the benefit of the doubt in this case, but keep getting stung by reality.


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