To the Editor
Once upon a time there was a small private Christian college. Its stellar reputation was known far and wide. Her faculty was among the finest in the nation. Her buildings were well-maintained.
The student body was strong and proud and growing steadily. Students were proud of their school. Her graduates were the cream of the crop. Alumni were proud to say she was their alma mater.
There was another Christian college. Her buildings were in a state of disrepair. A spirit of despair permeated the campus. The best and brightest among the faculty had left for greener pastures.
Students lived in fear of retaliation if they spoke up. As a result, the student body was shrinking each year.
Millions of dollars had been spent launching expensive new programs that never materialized, draining the coffers of valuable funds that could have been used to maintain the existing campus.
Donors were alienated by the administration and took their millions elsewhere. Alumni and students tried to speak up. The administration ignored their cries – accusing them of trying to tear down the school.
It should be painfully obvious that both schools are Louisiana College. The former was LC in her heyday. The letter is LC today. A pitiful shell of what she once was.
Trustees of Louisiana College have a solemn obligation to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni, to the Baptists of Louisiana who have given to support her over the years, and most importantly a sacred obligation to God Almighty to do everything possible to put her back on the right track.
The road back starts with putting politics aside and doing what is best for the future of Louisiana College.
The first step is to vote to remove Dr. Joe Aguillard as president. The second step is to take action to revoke Dr. David Hankins’ voting rights on the board of trustees. Only then can you begin the task of healing the wounds this administration has caused and putting LC on the road to recovery.
Louisiana College Alumnus, Class of 1977