BCU Alum Group Demanding BOT Resignations

By on August 15, 2018 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – A non-profit organization whose mission is to support Bethune-Cookman Unversity through fundraising and recruiting is demanding that key members of the school’s Board of Trustees step down immediately, blaming the group for putting the private school in a “financial and academic crisis”.

A letter dated August 14th from the National Alumni Association of BCU specifically called out several members of the BOT for “three years of actions/inactions”, including current Chair Michele Carter-Scott, former Chair Joe Petrock and former Daytona State College President Kent Sharples.

“We have students without scholarships,” the letter from BCU NAA President Robert Delancy states. “We have students experiencing bad customer service, yet Boards Chair Carter-Scott is expending time and energy trying to terminate employees. The Board’s actions clearly demonstrate a woeful lack of leadership skills.”

Delancy also slammed the board for putting the school over $120 million in debt, the misallocation of $25 million as part of a deal to build new student dormitories, for dropping the school’s bond rating to “junk” and for BCU being in danger of losing its accreditation.

“You, the Board of Trustees, must answer to students, alumni, and the community for your willful failure to act in the best interest of Bethune-Cookman University!” Delancy wrote in the letter. “We find it self-serving when leaders on the Board of Trustees attempt to hide their failures by filing civil lawsuits that are no more than facades.”

Click here to read the full letter from Delancy.

WNDB News has reached out to BCU officials and will update this article if a response is received.


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