We must admit, when you first came to the campus, we all had hope that you would/could change the environment here so that it functioned like a well oiled machine. Either changing the attitudes of the Reaves’ Administration, or quickly replacing them. And then, we get this from one of your current staff members and our disappointment is starting to grow.
Thank you for the 15 minutes of hope that you gave WSSU. We can see that you do not intend to change anything. It seems that you are not interested in hearing from anyone below administrative lines. Are you afraid of the truth?
Your meeting with the staff was not taken well by most staff members. You did not tell us anything new. We know that you are “glad to be the Chancellor of a great institution”. We know you said “there is nothing to be concerned about” related to the threats made by the BOG. We know now that you have been completely taken in by Donald Reave’s administration and that you are leading his legacy. We know that you don’t want to hear complaints or information that you will have to address. We know that you cannot answer all of the questions but we have heard enough of Brenda’s bullying nonsense, double talk.We know you speak well and command attention, but there is no action behind your words. We know that you want us to shout and sing around the campus as if WSSU is not a part of the real world (UNC System).You are not even aware of the problems that exist right now. When will you do your own assessment of the budget, advising, enrollment, hiring practices, administration, programs, faculty, and staff? We know that you repeat what they say without investigating for yourself. We know their words.
Instead of presenting the same verbiage that Brenda and Corey, and Randy have already stated about the BOG situation, the employees would like for you to hear what we have to say. The statement you made:”don’t come to me complaining”, turned off the staff. We know that your people, Brenda and Corey, RaVonda, Cotton, Mills, Berry,and Valentine took that statement to mean that they have license to do what they want and retaliate against the staff. No one on this campus will talk freely to you in front of “your people”.
Unfortunately, the blog is the only source where staff and faculty can openly express their concerns. It seems that the only way you want to communicate is through the face book where you can hide. It is the faculty and staff that will get you to your goals if you ever come up with some. Wondering what you would have to say tomorrow to faculty. Since you consider them your intellectual peers, let’s see how smart you are?
A Disappointed Staff Member