I graduated from TESC in March of 1999. I am very proud of my diploma and love the college with all my heart.
I’m beyond disappointed in the way the administration has handled this most recent controversy regarding Professor Brett Weinstein and the Day of Absence. The fact that I am even more dissatisfied with the students leading the protest is immaterial. This is about stewardship.
In order to get the college back on track I have concluded that President Bridges needs to resign. His response, seen worldwide, illustrated to me in brilliant colors that he lacks the leadership skills needed to be the president of an experimental college like Evergreen that has inspired so many.
At the end of the day, it was his responsibility to maintain the college’s reputation. It is unfair to alumni for our legacy to be tarnished by this embarrassing and destructive incident.
Now that enrollment is down, and there are budget shortfalls, and we are mocked nationwide by all political stripes, it’s time to take action. Resign to preserve the tradition concerned individuals have been building since 1967.
It’s the least you could do for the alums of a college that have taken risks to participate in non-traditional university. My time at Evergreen was important.