Paine College faculty members asked for the resignation of Silas Norman on Thursday after the Board of Trustees chairman orchestrated the removal of acting President Samuel Sullivan earlier this week.
Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.
The details of Paine's troubles are unique, but the broader picture reflects shared problems among many HBCUs nationwide.
...status and the specter of an institution-crippling loss of accreditation by its sanctioning body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.Paine's woes did not occur overnight, nor will they be redressed overnight...
There is no need for any more religion and never at schools! You parents already supposedly teach it in your homes and take your kids to churches any Sunday, Saturday and any evenings your churches hold sessions.
George C. Bradley resigned as president of the embattled Paine College as the institution continues efforts to maintain its accreditation after years of fiscal instability.
Paine College President George C. Bradley on Friday announced the college will implement furlough days, salary reductions and layoffs to save $2.4 million over the next fiscal year.
However Paine chooses to fix itself, it needs to act quickly.
Angela Pringle, the finalist for Richmond County superintendent, says her experience will transfer well to Augusta's schools but won't say how or what skills she has that will change the system for the better.
Unfortunately, the many positive accomplishments at Paine never receive great press.