Justice in GA Higher Ed Hiring

$3,215 of $10k goal

Raised by 62 people in 5 months
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Susan Raines
on behalf of Benjamin Williams
 KENNESAW, GA

Chronicle of Higher Ed Artcle Showing Unfair Hiring Process

Attorney General Sam Olens was appointed as the next President of Kennesaw State University without a national search, without faculty or student government input, without a doctorate nor any experience as a Professor. Mr. Olens is an unsuitable choice, made through a process that lacked transparency and legitimacy. It smacks of cronyism. 

Faculty, students and friends of KSU are fighting back!

Funds raised will be used to pay costs related to court filing fees, salaries/fees for attorneys and/or investigators, printing and distributing materials related to this effort, and advertising related to public education on the issue of illegal or corrupt hiring practices at Georgia’s institutions of Higher Education.

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This account is being hosted by the Cobb Chapter of the SCLC (MLK's group, Southern Christian Leadership Conference).

Any unused funds will be divided between 3 scholarship funds at KSU: CARE scholarship (for students who are homeless or at risk and working with our Care Center);   GAP scholarship for seniors  needing funds in their final semester; and Helen Ridley MS in Conflict Management scholarship.

Thank you for supporting justice and transparency at Kennesaw State University and the University System of Georgia.

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Update 5
Posted by Susan Raines
3 months ago
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Hello "No Olens/National Search" supporters:

Friday, Jan 20th at Noon we will meet at Mellow Mushroom across from KSU on Chastain Blvd to update everyone about the FBI investigation, media investigation and to finalize the complaint with SACS (our accreditation org). We seek students, alumni and tenured faculty to sign on to the complaint-- the more signatories, the better. Please come and help if you can. All are welcome, spread the word.
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Update 4
Posted by Susan Raines
5 months ago
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Hello Supporters! We are holding a meeting to update everyone on the status of this issue and plan next steps. We will meet at 2:30 this Thursday at the Mellow Mushroom by the Kennesaw campus (across Chastain). All are welcome. If you want to reach me my email is Acworth1969@gmail.com
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Update 3
Posted by Susan Raines
5 months ago
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Hearing before Judge Campbell today! Please root for us and spread the word.
We've reached the $3,000 mark
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Update 2
Posted by Susan Raines
5 months ago
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Great job! $2360 raised. Keep it comin'
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Author Denise Caldon Sorkness
5 months ago

I am a Veteran’s Widow and Mother of a Navy Officer who is currently deployed. After fifteen years in the Office of a USG college president, I lost my job just nine days after I submitted in writing my objection to crossing ethical, fiscal and criminal lines mandated by the USG college president for years. Attorney General Sam Olens, now President of Kennesaw State University, has filed five legal documents in his continued attempts to seal the documents confirming the malfeasance by the Board of Regents from public view. Olens latest opposition to transparency was filed 25 March 2016. Olens has never had the best interests of USG faculty, staff and students – only his and the Board of Regents of the USG. Olens has destroyed the careers and lives of hundreds of dedicated USG faculty, staff and students. My story is one of many more. I encourage those who can to donate to this critical fund to help prevent the destruction of more careers and lives of dedicated USG faculty, staff and students. Olens should be disbarred and never allowed in a public service environment. I know firsthand. http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/23934987/investigation-exposes-allegations-that-board-of-regents-mishandles-employee-appeals

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Created October 30, 2016
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Susan Raines  
on behalf of Benjamin Williams
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Author Denise Caldon Sorkness
5 months ago

I am a Veteran’s Widow and Mother of a Navy Officer who is currently deployed. After fifteen years in the Office of a USG college president, I lost my job just nine days after I submitted in writing my objection to crossing ethical, fiscal and criminal lines mandated by the USG college president for years. Attorney General Sam Olens, now President of Kennesaw State University, has filed five legal documents in his continued attempts to seal the documents confirming the malfeasance by the Board of Regents from public view. Olens latest opposition to transparency was filed 25 March 2016. Olens has never had the best interests of USG faculty, staff and students – only his and the Board of Regents of the USG. Olens has destroyed the careers and lives of hundreds of dedicated USG faculty, staff and students. My story is one of many more. I encourage those who can to donate to this critical fund to help prevent the destruction of more careers and lives of dedicated USG faculty, staff and students. Olens should be disbarred and never allowed in a public service environment. I know firsthand. http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/23934987/investigation-exposes-allegations-that-board-of-regents-mishandles-employee-appeals

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