In the past four months, there have been changes to leadership at over six Historically Black Colleges & Universities in this Nation. About two weeks ago, the Morehouse College Board of Trustees voted to not renew the contract of President John S. Wilson. I began to see this trend begin months ago but it did not really affect me until it was my president who was fired. Serving in the role as White House HBCU Ambassador, I knew that I had to speak out about this issue with governance dysfunction. The 73 White House HBCU Ambassadors came together to write this letter in protest of this issue and to work to bring about change to this issue. Below is the open letter to the 105 Board of Trustees for the Historically Black Colleges & Universities in this Nation.
Jarrell V. Jordan
White House HBCU Ambassador