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?