Regardless of the post-mortem to follow, I thank Mary Jane Saunders for making the courageous decision to step down as Florida Atlantic University’s president. Hopefully, the administration now will begin to think of students as more than data in an Excel table.
I ask the trustees to take a closer look at the administration and choose an interim president then a permanent president with vision and the willingness to really listen to concerns of the faculty and students. Ignoring problems is not the best way to solve them. The administration is top-heavy, and the top administrators’ primary goal has appeared to be to interact only with their administrative subordinates, whom they can control.
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