The following paragraphs are taken from the opening of an article by Katy Murphy that appeared in the May 12, 2014, edition of the San Jose Mercury News:
“San Jose State’s embattled president has issued a public apology, vowing to ‘right the ship’ after a rocky year and widespread criticism led the statewide chancellor to an unprecedented public review of the campus’s leadership.
“In a joint statement with California State University Chancellor Timothy White, SJSU President Mo Qayoumi acknowledged in a campus-wide letter late Friday that he had moved too rapidly in his excitement to improve the campus and ‘stepped on’ and ‘harmed’ a tradition of cooperation among staff, students and faculty.
“’For this, I am regretful,’ he wrote in the letter, which included a detailed plan to improve the school’s governance.
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