Presidential Spouses and Partners: Clarifying Expectations
In recent years, we have occasionally seen sensational national stories about presidential spouses whose behavior was deemed inappropriate and sometimes illegal. They include claims that one presidential spouse was smoking marijuana in the president’s house and that another was inappropriately entertaining underage students in a campus guest house. Most recently, we’ve read news reports about the sexual harassment charges against the husband of the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Whitewater that ultimately led to her resignation.
Originally published: January 4, 2019
Author: Susan Resneck Pierce
Position: President Emerita
Institution: University of Puget Sound
Published by: Inside Higher Ed