Letter: President Dunn deserves Carbondale's forgiveness
To the editor: As an alumnus of Southern Illinois University of Carbondale and a former member of the Illinois Board of higher Education as well as the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees, I want to take a moment and share what has become an outside perspective on the ongoing leadership struggle on the Carbondale campus as well as the system itself. As many of the readers do, I share in a love for SIU. The last few years have been tough for southern Illinois. The comments made by President Dunn were not what we expected of him. It goes without saying that we can all make a mistake or two, I know I have. I believe his apology is sufficient given the fact that folks in Carbondale were in fact reactively complaining, a right they have. I don't view the email obtained through a FOIA, as an attempt to sidestep Carbondale, but simply a reference to a model that former administrators could acknowledge.
Jun 18, 2018 6:48 PM