Hardly. In most presidential selection process it takes an average of about 6 months before finally selecting a president.
Dr. Bowen reported that Mr. Bill Bowen (from the search firm) spoke about the time line for the search. He has conducted about 200 university president searches. It will probably take about a month to get the job description together, two months for outreach, a couple of months for screening and selection, and a month to come to closure. That adds up to six months which is the average time required to find a university President. Once an agreement is made with the person, there will be approximately a three-month period before the person comes here to report for duty.
Considering that the BoT started the presidential search on October 11, 2005. They arrived with their selection on May 1, 2006, almost 7 months later. Seems fine to me.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has more on the story taking the lead after the Washington Post story.
Previous blogs on Gallaudet University's selection of Dr. Jane K. Fernandes.
Did the "Really Deaf President Now" Protest Fizzled Yesterday?
We Must have a Really, Really, Really Deaf President Now!
UPDATE: The Sandman has some excellent commentaries comparing DPN to "CDPN" - Culturally Deaf President Now. Also, some important tips for these deaf protesters if they somehow want to remove Dr. Fernandes. A big if.....
CDPN/RDPN leaders...take note...and heed, too, from the Sandman.