My son is at a specialty college, and the chairman of his department sounds disturbed.
A year ago, he took over one of the work rooms for his own personal project. The students were unable to use the equipment because his custom shelves were placed in front. His work fills up most of the shelves.
This Chair's project has been going for over a year, and the students have to crawl under equipment to get to the tools they need for work.
This project consists of creating the same item over and over.
An older student finally complained to the president, and the Chair retaliated and had the student thrown out of school.
On another occasion, a student had a minor infraction, and the Chair went over the top punishing her.
The pattern makes it look like he doesn't know when to stop: His repeatedly producing the same item over and over,
year after year, and his going way overboard punishing a student with a minor infraction.
The Chairman also has an arrogant, aloof nature, and is obsessed with his superiority over the students.
The president is letting the Chair get away with it because he got a large grant for the school.
I don't want to go into more detail about the school, but we are considering sending our son to a state college.