Dear Ms. Buchanan,
Let us begin by thanking our lord and savior, Jesus Christ, that you are not Dwight Douglas. We would not wish such a fate on anyone.
With that out of the way, we wish to address you about an important matter considering the governance of Missouri Southern State University.
Bruce W. Speck is an assclown. And his administration is fluctuating between a joke and an embarrassment.
If you care to look back at the 2009 vote of no confidence, you will see that the faculty had a point. That is why the Board ordered Bruce to stop “getting on the front page.” But his reign of error continues, however silent.
Look at turnover in the past few weeks.
Glenn Coltharp leaves for Crowder. Rod Surber is reassigned. Erik Hilgendorf is escorted off campus by security. Jo Kroll just disappears.
And the VPAA says Coltharp might as well be dead.
Isn’t something wrong? Shouldn’t you ask some questions?
You could be the governor to have the courage to say, “This isn’t going in the right direction.” You could be the person who brings this campus back together.
We are not blowing smoke here. This is not our typical rant. This campus is steeped in paranoia and fear. That is not hyperbole.
If you read this or it is forwarded to you, take this under advisement. The university’s best people are demoralized and scared and looking for a way out.
Governors like to talk about the world beyond academia. Fine. Does that sound like a good business atmosphere?