Resign as President of University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley effective immediately
Mr. Bailey, in the recent controversy with your proposal of the new mascot, you have repeatedly shown that you lack the necessary skills to lead us as President of the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. You have consistently ignored the voice of the students, alumni, and of the community. You have even ignored a petition that has over 10,000 signatures. Your stubbornness knows no bounds! And the fact that this mascot decision was even made before you heard input from the surveys and committees proves you are incapable of fulfilling your role as President.
We need a leader that will help our University progress into the future, and not regress into the past. You have a history of bouncing around from institution to institution, so you don't have the University’s long term interests' in mind. You are not even Hispanic, and to make decisions for those of us who are is very inconsiderate. The backlash received from this new mascot should prove to you what a horrible decision it was to begin with. You instead ignored the backlash and tell us we will just accept it. Guess what Mr. Bailey? The only thing we will gladly accept is your resignation! My culture is not a mascot!!!
I call on all students, alumni, faculty, and people of the community to sign this petition. We need to find a proven leader who cares about our future.
- President, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
Guy Bailey (President, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley)
Resign as President of University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley effective immediately!
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