Therefore, she likely had a sense of the disagreements among the school's three owners. It turns out two of them support the sale of the law school to for-profit chain InfiLaw. One - Ed Westbrook - opposes it.
Recently, after the appointment, Jones stated publicly she endorsed the sale. When Westbrook became aware of this, he then indicated in an email that Jones had not kept an open mind about the controversial issue. At that time, her appointment had been in effect 8 days.
That same day, she resigned. In her resignation she stated that she had not signed the official contract. Here is the coverage by Karen Sloan in The National Law Journal.
This short time in a law-school leadership position is a sign of the turbulence happening throughout legal education. That leadership is responsible for maintaining high rankings for the school, especially by the U.S. News & World Report. In addition, during this period of declining applications, leaders have to both keep up the numbers and the quality of the candidates. Probably, though, the toughest nut to crack is ensuring that the graduates have secured work requiring passing the bar, within 9 months after graduation.