Resignation & Vote of No Confidence: Winthrop University Board of Trustees

Resignation & Vote of No Confidence: Winthrop University Board of Trustees

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Nathan Crunkilton started this petition to Winthrop University Community

Dear Winthrop Community,
 
            After much deliberation and conversation with fellow Student Leaders, Staff, and Faculty within the Winthrop Community, I have decided that I can no longer stay silent concerning the alarming and disappointing actions of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees. Within the past week, the Winthrop University Board of Trustees voted to approve Dr. George W. Hynd as the Winthrop Interim President, who will serve from March 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022. While the conversation of Dr. George W. Hynd is a separate topic within itself, the handling of the Board’s confirmation has led many Student Leaders, including myself, disappointed and concerned in the state of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees. Student Body President, Imani Belton, who represents the Students of Winthrop University in these Board of Trustees Meetings, was wrongfully closed out of this confirmation, and held without a voice. Not only Dr. Hynd’s confirmation, but the handling of outgoing Winthrop University President, Dr. Daniel Mahony, as well as the accelerated search process, raises questions of the Board of Trustees motives. I also want to applaud Jane LaRoche, who represents the Winthrop Alumni Association, for speaking out in her dissent, and ensuring that it was known the Winthrop University Student Body, along with Staff, was left out in Dr. Hynd’s confirmation.
            The Winthrop University Board of Trustees is out of touch with the Winthrop Community, and the direction Winthrop University is heading in. The Winthrop University Board of Trustees has shown a lack of respect and representation for what makes this institution great, its Students and Staff. Because of this, I, Nathan Crunkilton have created a petition for the Winthrop University Community, calling for the immediate Resignation of each member of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees, and upon refusal, move for a Vote of No Confidence upon the Winthrop University Board of Trustees. I ask for your support by signing this petition, in efforts to bring a voice, not only heard, but effective, in our Community.
 
Winthrop Ever Stand,
 
Nathan Crunkilton
Winthrop ‘20

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