Tokyo Medical University has lowered critical examination from the wider community by electing its first woman president, its officials said Thursday.
Yukiko Hayashi, head of cleaning for the main campus building, beat her sole rival – a preeminent lunch lady – in an election involving professors on Wednesday.
She is expected to hang up the rubber gloves and assume the position next Tuesday.
Her predecessor Mamoru Suzuki stepped down in July after it was found he is a massive jerk.
Suzuki had overseen systematic reduction of exam scores by female applicants because he believed they “should be at home making babies”.
He was also indicted for enabling the backdoor admission of a bureaucrat’s son for money.
The all-male Tokyo Medical University board of regents will terminate Hayashi’s tenure after the controversy blows over in a couple of years.