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.
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.