Art she had a worthless "deputy to the president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion" job (probably at $60-70k per year) to do something an intern can do by reading a spreadsheet for 3 hours 3-4 times a year.
And we wonder why higher education is so fucked up now
A lot of those jobs get created only after somebody at the school screwed up royally (racist/sexist/homophobic professor or administrator comments, drunk fratboys going blackface or hanging black people in effigy, etc.) and gets the school in hot legal and/or PR water. It would be no surprise that her position was intended as a remedy for some messed up stuff... which she then made worse by her own actions. "Diversity for ME but not for THEE!"
EDIT: just realizing it's the Gallaudet lady and not the crazy (Eastern Michigan?) lady. Given what Gallaudet's known for, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they just wanted to make sure they were meeting Federal compliance guidelines in establishing her position.
EDIT x2: Whacko lady #2 was at University of Toledo, not Eastern Michigan. She wound up directing Human Resources in a Michigan town afterwards. She's still there, too. Hope she's not still rocking that Spinderella hairdo.http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=46169http://www.advocate.com/politics/2013/10/09/supreme-court-rejects-univ-administrators-appeal-firing-after-antigay-speech