A CALL FOR ACTION
We are, The Friends of Shaw U. We are a coalition of former and current students, parents, alumni, staff, faculty and friends. Pursuing legal action against the board of trustees is a last resort after the Board and administration repeatedly refuse to address many concerns that have plagued our university for nearly 30 years. A committee has decided to take action by filing a lawsuit in Federal Court against current Trustees for breach of fiduciary duties. Additionally, we are calling for increased oversight of the school’s administration.
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One noteworthy issue, is that – Willie Gary, Joe Bell as well as other executive committee members have remained on the board in excess of 15 years. This has hurt Shaw University in a number of ways and has stifled its growth. Additionally, it should be noted that extended term limits are a direct violation of the charter of Shaw University.
WHAT DO WE WANT?
2015 marks the 150th year of Shaw’s existence. We want to protect the integrity, prosperity and future of our Shaw University. We firmly believe that the role of the Board of Trustees is vital to the health of our university. In order for Shaw to survive, it will require a very capable executive team. Shaw needs a board that can and will engage with alumni. We want a board that can ensure transparency as it relates to fiscal affairs. We want positive change. We want additional representation on the board of trustees. We want to work together for a better, stronger Shaw.