May 27, 2010

Report on the May 27 '10 meeting of the Board of Trustees

From Albert Fernandez:

At today's meeting of the Board of Trustees:

1. A lawsuit was served by attorneys representing Thomas Lindsay and Patrick Parker, who have jointly filed suit against Shimer College, the Shimer Board of Trustees, and against Christopher Nelson, Albert Fernandez, Steven Werlin, Dan Shiner, and Ed Noonan as named defendants. Their aim, according to Parker, is to reverse the removal of Tom Lindsay. (At least as of now, I am not very worried about this lawsuit.)

2. Chris Nelson has been re-elected Chair of the Board.

3. Barry Carroll, Mary Lou Kennedy, and Patrick Parker have not been re-elected to the Board.

4. Marc Hoffman becomes a member of the Board by virtue of position as Assistant Treasurer.

5. Seven Trustees voted against awarding degrees to the May ’10 graduates.

6. There were several heated exchanges.

7. It was reported that the Chicago Tribune has already or will soon be releasing a story on the lawsuit.

May 22, 2010

Thanks for your service, don't let the door . . .

On May 21, three of former President Lindsay's most loyal Trustee supporters resigned from the Shimer Board. These Trustees are: Matt Franck, Carson Holloway, and Claudia Allums. All three were in the second cohort brought to the Board by Tom Lindsay. Their resignations give the "Constitutionalists" a comfortable majority of 19 to 13 votes on the Board, and virtually ensures the re-election of Board Chair Chris Nelson. It still does not, however, provide the 2/3 majority necessary for inducting nominees onto the Board or renewing the terms of serving Trustees.

Though there's certainly more work to be done, this is another great victory for the College. Keep it up Shimer!

May 12, 2010

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