thepostman wrote: ↑September 18th, 2020, 5:06 pm @flameshaw i get that way of thinking but if they didn't know then it shows they aren't involved enough in the University to warrant being part of the board. This also goes back to the board being so large. Making things like this, even easier to get away with.Some of the BOT not being more aware/involved was by design. Typically, the bored meetings were led by Jr. for a few minutes, with a rah rah session, and then would break up into their committee meetings.
Jonathan Carone wrote: ↑September 18th, 2020, 4:49 pm Isn't there a case for negligence to be made against those board members who didn't know? Negligence isn't always intentional, but it's still a condemnable offense.Good question. Don't know the answer. But I can certainly understand the concern.
thepostman wrote: ↑September 18th, 2020, 9:58 pm That is the thing that gets me, this has been discussed on here for years now so how is it a bunch of random people on a message board know more than the board? It just doesn't make any sense to me!Some were told and chose not to do anything about it. I suspect they wanted to remain on the bored, so they kept it quiet. Jr. wasn't one to let anyone who disagreed with him, much latitude. One of the ones who knew, and did nothing, was a person who was a highly paid/positioned staff member.
Just John wrote: ↑September 19th, 2020, 12:09 am It might shock some people who on the BOT did know and didn't say anything and who didn't that you might would expect they knew. The former a long-time friend and contemporary of Sr's and the latter who had a front row seat watching Jr grow up and later working with him. The difference? The former had a son who had his own issues who knew Jr. The other saw what only Jr. wanted him to see. Alcoholics are often masters of deception. But what was known of Jr was his lack of any church attendance, his crude talk towards other Christians, students and parents. For this silence, the BOT is complicit IMO.The board has a couple of roles.... Mainly raising money, employing the president and working on strategies to preserve the organization well into the future. In some ways, Liberty's model hasn't needed a board. They don't worry about money because they are selling these neat diplomas that students are borrowing for and paying way more than they should. The only people that he would talk down to were the people on campus and the only reason resident students exist is to provide the veneer of a real school, living in and using facilities that excess money builds. I really think that the board could probably be challenged not only on the actions of Jerry, but also the lack of input on the role of the campus and the long term future of the online program, which is the only source of income that has been sustainable. Covid showed that when it came time to transition and provide the average college student with a reasonable online experience, they were unable to do it. Now the risk of others providing a much better product that is really thoughtfully designed for a college age person is not a near future thing...it is here.
Purple Haize wrote: ↑September 18th, 2020, 3:28 pmthat's why we are friends bro! we view things very similarly. honestly i can only stomach bits and pieces of the forums which i why i show up every now and then. too many jagoffs
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