WSSU Candidates Eliminated in the First Round

Brenda Allen, present Provost at WSSU and former Affirmative Action Officer, Ed Hanes were immediately eliminated from the initial pool of candidates for the position of Chancellor at WSSU because they lacked essential skills and competencies to deem them as serious candidates. Despite the lobbying that DJ did to try to influence the final outcome, IT FAILED.

 DJ had promised Brenda Allen to “groom” her and become the next chancellor. It looks as if Brenda Allen needed more than just “grooming”; the lipstick and doing away with the wig were not sufficient enough to make her a viable candidate. We highly recommend that besides getting her teeth cleaned, that Allen needs to refine her language, eliminate her ghetto talk and use phrases that are consistent with intelligent people. Victor, the WSSU trustee, tried everything possible to bring her back. But Victor is Victor and he only wanted to extent employment for his daughter to minimize hospital and doctor’s bills at the expense of North Carolina taxpayers.  When asked how come she did not make the list at WSSU, Bennett and Dillard, Allen responded, “It’s what it is”. Allen’s famous phrase is the extent of her vocabulary to be considered for a chancellor’s position. Questionable entries in her resume also have been unanswered. At least she is not blaming the School of Business after she punished the school by creating a mega college under the supervision of Dean Corey. Corey who now regrets lobbying for his “boss” has been trying to determine which of the final candidates will become chancellor to extent his stay at WSSU. His strategy is to send candidates notes to wish them well and to make suggestions as to what WSSU needs to fix the enrollment management debacle caused by DJ’s incompetence. Dean Corey, it’s not cool to be communicating with candidates because eventually the new chancellor will undo the mega school concept and send you back to Rhode Island to handle your old Africana Studies department.

Citizen Hanes, who has become a political candidate for several districts in Winston Salem, was also eliminated. Apparently, the blessing of Palmer and convalescing Larry Womble was not sufficient enough to grant him a “courtesy interview”, a practice that is common to WSSU in order to placate the anger of politicians and wannabe chancellors. These politicians claim that they have an entitlement because they are elected officials. Mr. Hanes, your tenure at WSSU was a total failure. You played the game with DJ and eventually he sent you home with a six month severance pay to plan running for office, plans that were previously terminated because university employees cannot run for office while employed by the UNC system.  You left many faculty members unemployed because you were thinking about yourself instead of presenting their complaints for “wrongful termination”. We are still scratching our heads as to what could you possibly bring to WSSU’s table?  Did you investigate the change of grade scandal?  You endorsed a loan to buy the stadium when you know that Athletics has been a money pit for WSSU.  You simply wanted free tickets to the Chancellor’s box, didn’t you? Did you investigate the wrongdoing of employees who stole food from Aramark, used the WSSU gas card to fill up the fuels tanks of personal vehicles, and look aside when police officers “fraternized” with students to grant them sexual favors? Secretly meeting with members of the Black Caucus does not guarantee a job as Chancellor in the UNC system. .” Can you sleep well at night?

Sorry we have been away too long!! from the mail bag!!

Has Shannon Berg Henry, WSSU Director of  Internal Auditor and
Compliance Services, violated state and university hiring practices?
Shannon Berg Henry, WSSU Director of Internal Auditor and Compliance Services,
husband Amir A. Henry was hired as WSSU Captain of Uniformed
Patrol on June 30, 2012.  However, WSSU did not advertise the job
vacancy until July 31, 2012 with an application deadline of August 8,
2012.  WSSU accepted applications for a position it had already granted
to the Internal Auditor’s husband.

How much money did WSSU spend to advertised this position?  Shame on
Chancellor Donald Reaves, Provost Brenda Allen,  Internal Auditor
Shannon Henry,  WSSU Director of Human Resources, EEO Officer Cotton,
General Counsel Camille Klutz-Leach, and Chief Norris.

Provost Brenda Allen advertised another vacancy in WSSU Police
Department.  Of course, Henry assumed this $100,000 position. Amir Henry only earned $49,030
while working as a highway patrol officer with North Carolina State
Police and has more than doubled that salary thanks to WSSU. By the way, his wife’s annual WSSU salary exceeds $100,000.

WSSU Job Announcement:

Amir A. Henry Employment Information:

Last Name       HENRY
First Name      AMIR A
Age     37
Salary  $49,030
Last salary change      $581.00
Last Salary Change Date 7/1/2012
Last Salary Change Reason       LEGISLATIVE INCREASE
Last action date        12/1/2012
State Govt. start date  10/22/2005
Agency hire date        6/30/2012  **************START DATE AT WSSU

A wake up call like no other……

From the mail bag – a note from the Admin. These are not our words, these are the words of a concerned person who is deeply involved with the campus.

Message follows:

Black lawmakers should be ashamed of themselves;  they are part of the problem at HBCU’s.  Less not forget about the inept members of the Board of Trustees at HBCUs.  They are not intelligent enough to question the state of affairs at these institution.  Reports of problems are ALWAYS viewed as an attack rather than a call to resolve the existing problems.  For example, Ed Hanes turned WSSU purchase of Bowman Gray Stadium into a racial issue rather than using his UNC law degree to decipher the truth.  Black lawmakers should  fix the problems at these institutions or step aside and allow the WHITE MAN to do so.

First, Elizabeth City State University.  Next, WSSU!  Wake up WSSU COWARDS who have been hiding in the shadows and permitting the Reaves administration to bankrupt WSSU.  Guess what?!  If WSSU closes, most employees will be jobless.  Wake Forest or Forsyth Tech will obtain the nursing school.  Or a for-profit university will purchase the entire campus from the state.  Most WSSU employees will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER  find a comparable job/salary.

Winston-Salem State University WILL be the next NC HBCU under consideration for closing.  While the Board of Trustees is praising the former chancellor, Donald Reaves, naming campus buildings in his honor and giving him an honorary degree, WSSU has been annually losing students.  Reaves has boasted of increasing graduation rates even though there has been no such increase.  He has likewise boasted of an increase in student retention, however, it has been shown that grade inflation and grade changes account for this so-call success.  The truth of the matter regarding graduation rates is that WSSU could no longer afford two graduation ceremonies each year.  Reaves and his sidekick Brenda Allen decided on one graduation in the month of May.  This May graduation includes fall, spring, and the previous summer graduates.

Administration has projected a loss of more than 900 students during the 2014-2015 academic year.  The UNC Board granted Brenda Allen permission to create a super college renamed the College of Arts, Sciences, Business, and Education with her hand selected hire Corey Walker, a Brown University affirmative action baby, serving as dean.  Her reasoning was initially based on saving money and subsequently based on the projected drop in enrollment to avoid declaring financial exigency.  She is too naive to know that the UNC Board’s approval creates a record and timeline of fiscal and other problems at WSSU.  Conversely, she thinks she was victorious against the opposition.

Reaves has issued his resignation that is effective December 31, 2014;  maybe a psychic knows why he didn’t leave immediately. Thomas Ross, UNC System President, recently appointed the persons who have bankrupted WSSU to serve on a committee responsible for selecting Reaves replacement, and WSSU COWARDS remained silent.  Brenda Allen is already celebrating.

WSSU is figuratively BURNING and no one is attempting to put out the fire!  It is time for WSSU employees to issue a vote of NO CONFIDENCE against the current administration AND Board of Trustees to save our beloved WSSU.

More money problems at WSSU?

Notice to Faculty-Professional Development Travel Funding

From: Wall, Letitia

This message was sent with High importance.

Sent:    Friday, May 30, 2014 10:44 AM
To:     Everyone-Faculty
Cc:     Beck, Tanya S.; Patterson, Ronald F.; Allen, Brenda A.

Dear Faculty,

This email is to inform all faculty that notification on behalf of the
Professional Development Committee announcing “unlimited” travel funds
has been hereby rescinded, effective immediately.    This office will
meet with the committee to review the existing policies and set
reasonable guidance and limits based on sustainable and responsible
principles so that all faculty can benefit from the intent supporting
research and scholarly pursuits of the faculty at large.

If faculty were awarded travel dollars to attend or present at a
conference, that award will be honored.  If faculty were awarded travel
dollars to support established research projects, the award will be
honored.  If pending reimbursements are in process or outstanding, they
will be approved and processed for payment.

Thank you.

Letitia C. Wall
Assistant Provost for
Administration and Planning
Winston-Salem State University
202 Blair Hall
Winston-Salem, NC  27110

Nothing like an efficient HR department…..

And the incompetency at the senior levels of the campus just keep showing themselves. Today, Ivan Foster takes the stage!!

From the mail bag from the past couple of weeks, several notes from people who applied for jobs at WSSU, in some cases YEARS ago, getting notes for jobs they applied to have been cancelled. YEARS later, well after they had even remembered that they applied!!

Like this one (positions redacted to protect the source):

Subject: Your Application to Winston-Salem State University
> Dear Applicant,
> This notice is to inform you that the position for which you applied,
>  ****************************  in the *********** department, has been canceled and will not be filled at this time.
> We appreciate your interest in a job with Winston-Salem State University and
> encourage you to apply for another position of interest to you through our
> jobs portal at
> Thank you.
> Human Resources Department

For this one, it was 6 years after they had applied. That’s what we call efficiency!!

And this from the mail bag…..

ha..ha.ha…momma says what happens in the dark will come to the light….these people are a MESS…
let me tell u Davis is NOT lying. All course registration dates for that semester should have been ‘Jun 23, 2012 to Aug 31, 2012′ and course dates of ‘Aug 20, 2012 – Dec 03, 2012 ‘ after reading this post I pulled the information from WSSU’s system of record Banner…and here’s what I found;

Independent Study- INSTRUCTOR’S PERMISSION REQUIRED – 93904 – POS 4330 – 02

Associated Term: Fall 2012
Registration Dates: Jun 23, 2012 to Oct 17, 2012
Levels: Undergraduate

Class TBA TBA Oct 16, 2012 – Dec 06, 2012 Independent Study Olethia Davis (P)E-mail

Child, this course was not created until about Oct 16, 2012 almost 2 months into the course, and know there is no record of Burke teaching the class ironically they have Davis as the instructor. The key to knowing that something is SHADY is that the ‘Registration Dates’ and ‘Class Dates’ are out of whack…. Banner works ya’ll…BUSTED,,,so much for compliance