Friday, April 16, 2010

Speck refuses to say whether he sought Kentucky position

Missouri Southern State University President Bruce Speck may be looking for greener pastures.

Speck, continuing his recently implemented policy of not talking to the campus newspaper, The Chart, sent a message through his interpreter Rod Surber that he had no comment on whether he applied for an opening at Spalding University in Kentucky in November.

An e-mail obtained by The Chart, Missouri Southern State University's campus newspaper, showed that Dr. Brian Chapman, a candidate for an MSSU vice presidential position last year, did not think much of the anti-Speck forces at Southern, the university's Board of Governors and thought faculty members were out of touch with reality. He suggested Speck might apply for the Spalding position:

Chapman forwarded an e-mail to Speck concerning an opening at Spalding University in Kentucky on Nov. 6, four days after faculty at Southern voted no-confidence in Speck’s leadership.
“You might want to consider this,” Chapman wrote to Speck.
“Letter regarding my withdrawal of candidacy from the VPAA position will follow,” he added.
The Chart - through director of university relations and marketing Rod Surber - asked Speck if he had applied for the position at Spalding. He replied - through Surber - and said “no comment” and referred all further questions to Spalding.


Anonymous said...

This guy is a piece of work, isn't he?

Coal Miners Daughter said...

I'm not from Kentucky, but I have nothing but respect and affection for the state. That said, however, I wish to God that Speck had gone to Kentucky, or maybe Cambodia State! When will he no longer plague our students and community here in Joplin with his narrow-minded, self-serving, paranoid imitation of Captain Queeg?