The lady and the school have it right. She is being moved up for her abilities in regards the position. Her credentials and her abilities as an Educator. The activists can and do cause all kind of problems. This is no milestone, except that she is considered as a PERSON and an educator to meet the needs of the University. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080530/ap_on_re_us/openly_gay_chancellor Shit like this is why the military is right in requiring no openly gay people serve in the military. The position and her appointment have NOTHING to do with her sexual orientation.