WSU Board of Governors member Dana Thompson criticized the administration for tuition increases, a lack of transparency and the failure to present a serious and realistic plan to reverse the steep decline in black undergraduate enrollment.
One community activist said, “We don’t want to go to war with Wayne State. We want to work with them, but they are so damn hardheaded and sneaky.”
The number of black students enrolling at Wayne State University has declined at an alarming rate, even as white and Latino enrollment has remained relatively stable.
When Wayne State University announced the suspension of math as a general education requirement, the elected Board of Governors learned about the crucial change from the media.
Students, faculty and members of the public will now have a chance to speak out about the bonus after the board increased tuition by 4.2% this year and embarked on expensive projects.
Just weeks after raising tuition by an average of 4.2%, the Wayne State University Board of Governors held a secret meeting to give President M. Roy Wilson a $25,000 bonus – an apparent violation of the Michigan Constitution and Open Meetings Act.