By lex, on June 19th, 2010
But before I plunked down $300k on a man’s salary, I would have done a little more fact checking of his resume:**
(Texas A&M’s No. 3 administrator Alexander) Kemos resigned amid questions raised about his resume. He had claimed he was a Navy SEAL with a doctorate from Tufts University.
But records obtained by The Eagle indicate Alexander Kemos never was part of the elite fighting force, while an official with the registrar’s office where Kemos reportedly earned the doctorate said he never completed the program.
In fact, the senior vice president for administration, according to the registrar’s office at the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, never even completed his master’s, a posted requirement for the $300,000-a-year job in which he serves as the top adviser to A&M president.
The SEALs are quite happy to fact-check people trading on the Budweiser for their fame and fortune, and I should think it would be no more difficult for Texas A&M to telephone the registrar at Tufts for graduation data before signing the employment contract.
I honestly don’t know what’s more surprising, the fact that someone would so brazenly lie about their record, or the fact that he could get paid steep six figures for doing so.
** 10-05-2018 Original link gone; replacement found – Ed.