Florida Atlantic University got a reprieve Monday when The GEO Group pulled its $6 million donation for naming rights to FAU’s football stadium, but the university still doesn’t understand what it did wrong.
In an interview Tuesday, President Mary Jane Saunders said FAU “must do a better job with public relations” because there are “so many good stories.” In fact, FAU believed that the GEO deal would be a good story when it was announced six weeks ago. Apparently, no one at FAU believed that the story could make the university look so bad so quickly. No one on the FAU Foundation, which negotiated the donation with GEO’s foundation. No one on the FAU Board of Trustees, which approved the naming of the stadium.
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