As the Carbondale Observer points out, Chancellor Cheng has demonstrated a political tin ear regarding furloughs at the university. Apparently, it takes a few days for the message to sink in as I heard on WSIU this morning she will take 6 days furlough along with President Poshard.
If your ship has sprung a leak and you're the captain, everyone expects you to do what your crew does. A leader goes above and beyond. So far, facing this crisis, her leadership has been a bit lacking.