I have worked with Jack on and off over the years. We've had good times and bad. Let me be clear, I am neither freind nor foe; however I feel as if I can weigh-in on the discussion and lend a first hand opinion.
Jack has the respect of many people in the the college athletic community and he knows it. It is also true that Jack has a very high opinion of himself. I have seen him puff out his chest when in the company of either his peers or people who need to go through him to get something. I don't believe Jack is a vindictive person but he can be etremely selfish and I know for a fact that he can be prone to making decisions out of anger.
So, why would hack have a Chat with Jack session? It's more for his ego than anything else. It has been pointed out here already that it's not because he cares how the community feels. It's because he likes to be "the man". There's also some truth that he thinks it will allow him to position himself as an AD who has ties to the supporters. But mainly, this is for Jack to be in (and remain in) control.
Time has passed Jack by. He's an old school guy (not a bad guy as some have alledged) who wants to do things his way...and only his way. Is he good for GW athletics? Maybe at one time he was, but not anymore. He's out of touch and sadly, he's the kind of man puts himself ahead of anything else.
Thought you'd want to know the truth (at least from a former collegues perspective).