Faculty at Savannah State University recently submitted an anonymous letter to the Georgia Board of Regents with concerns about president Dr. Cheryl Dozier.
“Unfortunately, given the climate at the institution and President Dozier’s penchant for silencing and punishing critics, we as whistle-blowers must submit this letter anonymously,” the letter penned May 11 reads.
This comes after SSU alumni submitted a letter to the university’s administration, as well as the Board of Regents, with grave concerns about leadership at the school.
The letter written by concerned faculty claims there is a negative atmosphere on campus among faculty and staff, a perpetual crisis concerning finances and a use of power which is failing students.
Faculty members claim Dozier has failed to run meetings properly and failed to address the concerns of faculty members.
The letter also states that three of the four colleges have suffered from high turnover rates and that students are now being admitted without meeting university requirements.
They claim Dozier has created a “perpetual crisis” when it comes to university finances, saying budgets for certain departments have been taken away completely.
Lastly, the letter alleges Dozier and her cabinet have purposely failed students in an effort to meet enrollment numbers and keep costs low.
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