Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Community Member on SIU Board

I do like this idea of Mayor Fritzler's about appointing at least one representative form the communities of Edwardsville and Carbondale to the SIU BoT.  As important as each university is to economy of each community, it makes sense that the community ought to have a say in the operations of the universities.  Likly not going to happen though, as taking such appointments away from the governor removes yet one more opportunity for political patronage.


  1. I would like a list of how much each BoT member has given to the Governor and his cronies in the last 10 years. A good source told me there are some simple numbers, give 7 figures, you are in. Land of Corruption strikes again.

  2. I think it's a great idea, too! But yeah, it's probably not going to happen anytime soon... But if there is one good thing about this whole mess, it's that it's at least bringing some attention to the Board of Trustees and who they are.

  3. Given the amount of power they have, they certainly don't have much attention paid to them.