The only people quoted, for the most part, are those with good things to say about Speck. The others, of course, have little or no confidence in the Joplin Globe considering the newspaper only discovered that Speck's tenure at Missouri Southern State University might be brief.
Take this passage quoting Faculty Senate Secretary Gerald Schlink:
The committee is now going to be charged with looking at the nature of the beef,” said Schlink, a professor in the biology department. “Hopefully this is not a witch hunt. We want to get enough opinions so people can look at it, and say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ so we can move on.”
Schlink said he personally has confidence in Speck’s leadership.
“The guy has done some good things,” he said. “He’s kept us afloat financially over some turbulent times. Look at the construction that’s going on.”
Meanwhile word has reached The Turner Report that a drive to save Bruce Speck's job has started, reportedly with the approval of his chief benefactor on the Board of Governors Dwight Douglas.
Most likely this is a humanitarian concern on Douglas' part since if Speck ends up losing his job he may have to sing for his supper...and in that case no one is safe.