Letter to the Editor: Mar. 8
Kudos to Chimes for its “financial troubles” analysis of Feb. 28, by Ryan Struyk and Abby Zwart. President Michael LeRoy, in his first year, doesn’t deserve to inherit this mess involving a reported $6 million debt-payment gap. After receiving his task force’s report, he concluded: “We built more building than we raised funds for.”
I am distressed to hear about damaged staff morale and possible 10 percent budget cuts. Missing from the Chimes account is the 16-year administration of President Gaylen Byker on whose watch those construction and investment decisions occurred. We need him to give his perspective on what happened. Welcome too would be a hefty cash donation.
Tom Ozinga, ‘60