Alumni Call for Resignation of Benjamin Ladner sign now

To Whom It May Concern:

Over the past few months American University's alumni community has seen the name of the institution we are proud to have graduated from tarnished by the actions of one man. While we have seen the progress the university has made over the years, it has pained us to see the irresponsible actions of President Benjamin Ladner. These actions have undermined the progress the university has made over the past decade, and threatens to undermine the potential for future growth.

We, the Alumni of American University, in conjunction with the faculty of the individual schools, hereby place our motion of no confidence in the leadership and judgment of Benjamin Ladner.

In light of these current events, we urge the Board of Trustees to:

1) Increase transparency in the day to day operations of the University by publicizing their line by line budget so that the entire American University community is aware of all spending, costs, and income.

2) Allow students and faculty more input in their decision-making process. Undergraduate, graduate, and law students should each have a voting representative on the Board; the Faculty representatives must have voting rights as well.

American University has a long history of public service, echoing the phrase "A private university, with a public responsibility." Ben Ladner did not take his responsibilities seriously, but as alumni- we have.

***All alumni signing this petition should include their graduating class and school in the "comments" section***

***Any alumnus of American University should sign this petition and send a letter of concern--you know the address***

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Latest Signatures

  • 03 January 2016611. Brian Wm
    I read about Ladner in the news all the way in Australia, where I live. Very detrimental to an otherwsie steadily improving reputation for a world class academic institution.
  • 02 January 2016610. Kate H
    SOC 2004
  • 31 December 2015609. Laiza C
    I support this petition
  • 30 December 2015608. Andrew B
    Why did it take so long??
  • 29 December 2015607. Timothy Ad
    Ladner's presidency should have been aborted before it began. But it's better late than never.
  • 29 December 2015606. Laura B
    SPA 2002 I don't know what's worse, that he's a fraud or that us students knew it all along. Regardless, it is time to do one thing for AU--resign.
  • 24 December 2015605. Alexei K
  • 18 December 2015604. Colleen L
    CAS '04
  • 10 December 2015603. Nicholas T
    I support this petition
  • 09 December 2015602. Darcy S
    I support this petition
  • 07 December 2015601. Shannon R
    SIS 2003
  • 06 December 2015600. Melissa Bg
    I support this petition
  • 05 December 2015599. Greg G
    SPA BA '00, MPP '02
  • 04 December 2015598. Melanie A
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 2015597. Christene M
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 2015596. Adam Mb
    Also the fact that he lied to athletes in 2000 about be able to compete for CAA team championships when the switch to the Patriot League was announced...which ended up being false and hurt the senior athletes.
  • 27 November 2015595. Melissa C
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2015594. Shawn F
    Class of 96 - Please step down "with cause" and without severance.
  • 25 November 2015593. Irina L
    Class of 2003, KSB
  • 21 November 2015592. Stephanie C
    I support this petition
  • 14 November 2015591. Kerri C
    SPA 2000
  • 08 November 2015590. Katherine Belinski
    I support this petition
  • 08 November 2015589. Kimberly V
    SIS 1997
  • 03 November 2015588. Julie B
    I support this petition
  • 30 October 2015587. Susan L
    Kogod '00
  • 27 October 2015586. John Os
  • 27 October 2015585. Elesha Annk
    I support this petition

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