University of Michigan's top legal official gets bonus as she resigns to teach
Suellyn Scarnecchia will receive a $50,000 stipend and a semester off as she resigns her position as the University of Michigan top legal official to return to the Law School to teach, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press.
The pay is in addition to her $312,000 salary, which she will retain until May 2013 - a situation that is reported to be different from a 2008 letter to her, outlining that her pay would revert to a "university-year salary," according to the report.
Scarnecchia's resignation takes effect May 31.
U-M officials confirmed her move on March 28 as they launched internal - and later external - investigations into how Scarnecchia's office handled a child porn investigation on campus.
Officials "emphasized Scarnecchia’s decision was her own and not related to the controversy involving a lawyer within the Office of the General Counsel who did not notify police of the child pornography found on U-M Hospital resident physician Stephen Jenson’s computer," according to an Ann Arbor.com report.