Patankar en Embattled SLU Vice President Steps Down <p>Dr. Manoj Patankar, the embattled vice president of academic affairs at St. Louis University stepped down on Saturday.</p><p>Patankar’s tenure as vice president was marked by a groundswell of criticism. It was Patankar’s controversial changes to the university’s tenure structure that prompted a severe backlash from faculty.</p><p>The criticism soon grew to encompass University President, Father Lawrence Biondi, who stood by Patankar despite no confidence votes by faculty in both himself and Patanker.</p> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 18:15:05 +0000 Adam Allington 7414 at Embattled SLU Vice President Steps Down