“Haley’s relationship with Clemson spans several decades.”
How long do you think it will take for students to demand that she be removed? After all, she is a Republican who worked in the Trump administration.
Campus Reform reports:
Clemson appoints Nikki Haley to Board of Trustees
Clemson University announced on Oct. 12 that former South Carolina governor and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has been appointed to its Board of Trustees, effective immediately.
Haley shared the university’s Twitter announcement with enthusiasm, writing, “I’m excited and honored to serve on the board of the school I love so much. Go Tigers!” Her appointment is for a lifetime, based on a system dictated in the will of Thomas G. Clemson, which allows seven of the Board members to serve indefinite terms and appoint their successors. The other six are chosen by the state legislature.
Haley’s relationship with Clemson spans several decades. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the university in 1994. In 2018, Haley delivered a commencement address at Clemson, in which she credited the school with putting her on the path to the business world, which then led her into politics. As Haley noted in her speech, she met her husband at Clemson, and their daughter followed in their footsteps by attending Clemson, too. The university conferred an honorary doctorate of humanities
David Randall, Director of Research at the National Association of Scholars, says that Haley’s appointment stands out due to her political affiliation. He told Campus Reform, “It is perfectly ordinary to see eminent politicians to see eminent senior politicians serve in university governance. It is unfortunately rare for universities to seek Republican politicians, or for those politicians, when selected, to seek seriously to apply conservative principles to university governance.” Randall cites Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University and former governor of Indiana, as “a model of how Republican politicians should approach the task of university governance.”
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