It seems former North Carolina State Chancellor James Oblinger may be moving on. Oblinger is one of five finalists considered for president of New Mexico State University. Oblinger resigned in June amid ongoing controversy surrounding the hiring and compensation of Mary Easley, the wife of former Gov. Mike Easley (ironically on trial today). Oblinger’s resignation letter assured N.C. State of his commitment, he wrote:
“I have devoted 23 years of my life in service to N.C. State, ‘The People’s University.’ I intend to continue to serve the university as I return to the faculty.”
His “service” appears to be moving on. We wish him the best of luck and hope that Gov. Richardson’s wife, Barbara, doesn’t need a job.