Many thanks to Deirdre Reid for noting in the comments to Want to transfer ownership of your Facebook page? Good luck! that Facebook has finally made it possible for an administrator to delete the original owner of a Page. (This news via All Facebook.) It seems like a small thing, but people leave organizations all the time, and if you happened to have an ex-employee or intern set up your Facebook page, chances are good that they “own” it.
Up until now, there has been no way to get the ownership back from them. People have been railing about this for more than a year, so it’s nice to see Facebook finally wake up and do something. To delete an admin, just go to “Edit Page” on the left side of the page and then scroll down to the “Admins” area on the right.
Of course, Facebook seems to have evolved to a point where it can’t seem to do anything quite right. As a number of people point out on the All Facebook post, the way Facebook has implemented the solution makes it possible for any administrator to delete the owner and take over ownership. Also not an ideal situation. So many other applications have the concept of a “super” administrator that helps to address just this sort of issue. Apparently Facebook has not tuned in to this idea.
Well, two steps forward, one step back.