Resignation caught college trustees by surprise

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Four days after the surprise resignation of its president during a face-off with student protesters, Burlington College introduced a temporary leadership team charged with guiding the school through its grim financial plight and internal tumult.

The new leaders, experienced executives drawn from outside the college, were recruited by the Board of Trustees in a whirlwind of activity over the weekend, according to board chairman Yves Bradley, who made it clear that President Christine Plunkett's decision had caught the board by surprise.

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