Thursday, December 02, 2004
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Mobile Register Calls for Lowder to Resign

The Mobile Register has weighed in on Auburn trustee Bobby Lowder.

As a Bama grad, I'm not very much in tune with Auburn University politics, but I understand that Mr. Lowder's heavy-handed control of the Board of Trustees has put Auburn's SACS accreditation in jeopardy.

Why is lack of trustee oversight and control such a central element in college accreditation? It seems to me that one problem in higher ed is that trustees and state agencies often exercise too little oversight of University activities. I think that the issue at Auburn is unique, in that proper oversight has degenerated into control, but does anyone know where SACS draws that line?