The Ohio University chapter of AAUP is very concerned about the uncertainty and lack of transparency that has accompanied the dismissal of delfin bautista from their position as director of the LGBT Center. The absence of any rationale for the decision and its bizarre timing have served to further alienate contingent faculty by undermining their sense of being part of the university. More egregious still is the betrayal of the trust of a vulnerable group of students that this action represents. Seemingly capricious decisions like this on the part of the university leadership drive a wedge between faculty, students, and administrators and negate the presupposition of good faith. We sincerely hope that the university, and specifically the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Gigi Secuban, quickly address the concerns of students and faculty with a full accounting of what has happened and what the future plans are for the LGBT Center.
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