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This letter to the BOV is in a response to the BOV’s letter dated August 26, 2022 and challenges his statements regarding “misinformation” the BOV claims is circulating about Inclusive Excellence training and the lack of facts provided to us. His broad general criticisms by the administration, the BOV and the Alumni Association directed at critics are not followed with any specific allegations addressed in a forthright manner. Accordingly, alumni are left completely uninformed about what is appearing in the media with which you disagree and which alumni should reject if they are convinced truth lies on the side for which you advocate.
For these reasons, we offer to form a contingency of alumni and cadets to meet with the both of you to discuss further our concerns and hopefully, find common ground, get back on the “right road” and “position VMI as one of the leading colleges not just in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but the nation.”
We ask for at equal time during a BOV meeting to present our perspective, concerns and recommendations.
Unless you can factually refute its contents with documentary and empirical evidence, we request you to distribute the Roanoke Star article enclosed to all those who received your letter so they can explore other points of view in their own critical thinking on this issue.
You can open the entire letter with the button below. Follow the links to read Mr. Watjen’s original letter the the Roanoke Star article.
VMI BOV - Provide the facts and give us equal time.Read the Letter
Click here for the Roanoke Star Article