In all honesty I would love to see the SEAS Board do two things on this go round. One, get out of the way of the people you hire to do this job. Give them a budget and let them do what they want with it. And Two, hire someone that came up in your parks. As much as I would hate to see him go, the reverence with which Kevin speaks of BGW would make me feel awesome of him getting a position like that if they let him have control. I honestly think that’s what they need.
I've been in places where this is more common than you'd think. It's usually because the person doing the hiring doesn't do any real analysis on candidates and just goes with their gut. There aren't multiple rounds of interviews or background review of the candidate, just a quick look and hire.My non-insider takes on the SEAS COO/CEO revolving door involves 1 of 4 base things:
1) SEAS board gets sold on an elevator pitch very easily. Guy comes in says all the right things, they get all excited, then they realize when they hire him that it was all talk and they were got. Seeing as not many were outright fired I put this at 10% likelihood.