You have to give him credit. He outlasted his predecessor in what is fast becoming an Emperor's tradition. While Dan Goldin was terminated only a day before he was to have become president of Boston University. Sean O'Keefe almost made it to three years before he was sacked (ok, he resigned just before that point) as chancellor at LSU. And he even got an asteroid named after himself.
We can only hope the current Emperor takes leave early so that he, too, might help in sustaining this new tradition.