Professors and staffers don't even have to sell their houses or take their kids out of school to make the move, he noted.
"We train 'em, and they hire 'em,'' Michael said of WSU. But he said the issue reminded him of a previous business venture, in which his wife had asked him, "What if we train these people and they leave?" He said he'd responded, "What if we don't train 'em, and they stay?"
The university has "very, very competent people, and in many cases they're over-qualified for what they do," Michael said. "Some turnover is fine, but if we continue down this path ... we're going to tend to dumb ourselves down to a place we're not going to like."