We all know that HR is never boring. But sometimes it can get downright strange...
Despite the headlines generated last winter when the head football coach at
Notre Dame was caught padding his résumé, two more high-profile
job holders were forced to step down over the past week for the exact same
Sandra Baldwin quit as president of the U.S. Olympic Committee after admitting
she had falsified information on her biographical summary.
Baldwin, 62, submitted her resignation shortly after offering a statement of
apology and explanation to the organization's executive committee for lying
about her academic credentials, according to the Washington Post. She told committee
members that she did not graduate from the University of Colorado in 1962 or
receive a doctorate from Arizona State in 1967, contrary to statements on her
Prior to the revelations, Baldwin had done much to enhance the USOC's stature
in international sport, helping to change perceptions that the United States
was isolationist and self-absorbed in the world of sport, the Post reports.
But the news of the discrepancies in her résumé disturbed some
Olympic officials, including USOC executive committee members Jim Easton and
Anita DeFrantz. Both were among several members who voiced their dismay at the
perception and credibility problems created by Baldwin's fabrications, according
to the newspaper.