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New law school president throws in towel after 8 days on the job

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Hired on Nov. 13, the new president of Charleston School of Law threw in the towel barely more than a week later.

In a Thursday-night email, Maryann Jones told two of the school’s three owners that she’d had enough, citing turmoil over the private school’s proposed sale to InfiLaw, the State reports.

“I truly only wanted to help,” Jones wrote. “The level of vitriol, with all sides making me a lightning rod for an unfortunate situation that was not of my making, makes this truly a situation that I am unwilling at this stage of my life to undertake. In trying to do what must be done and should have been done months ago, I have become the focus of everyone’s frustration and anger.”

As of Friday, her replacement had not yet been named, the Post and Courier reports.

Hat tip: Above the Law.

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