Don't Choose A Politician As Our Next President
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Florida Atlantic University needs experienced, transformational leadership to guide our university to reach its potential. On January 6th, 2014, the FAU Presidential Search Committee selected two big names in Florida politics among the finalists to lead our university. While some of their work in the past has involved higher education, neither of them have the experience or credibility to work with FAU students, faculty, staff, and the community to achieve our mission and become a top tier university known for its research and teaching. Selecting a politician with a partisan history and divided loyalties will send a signal that our university is a political plum for political patronage, not a center of excellence in teaching and research, and will decimate morale among the university's constituents.
After a year in which our university made national news for the wrong reasons, including a botched attempt to sell our university's stadium naming rights to a private prison company with a horrific history of abuse, as well as the former President hitting a student with her car, FAU cannot afford another embarrassing episode.
The other finalists included seasoned veterans of academia with experience in the classroom and research and in working with diverse university communities on similar organizational missions, programs, and initiatives.
Join me to ask FAU's Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee to reject the pressure from Tallahassee and to select a professional, experienced university administrator to lead us into a new era of excellence in teaching and research.
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