Guest post by Mata Hari:
|Mark Ricks and Tommy Sofield,|
members of the AppState
Board of Trustees, at the
Appalachian PAC launch party.
Another faculty senator asked if anyone could answer the question about App PAC. The silence during the Zoom meeting was quite deafening. Provost Norris and Chancellor Sheri Everts said nothing — Everts adopting her preferred public demeanor of fiddling with her phone while the questions build.
But no one — no one — in administration was willing to answer the question. Even to the point of allowing an embarrassing silence to endure after the question was repeated.
It's an interesting question whether the university did, in this context, violate public meetings laws. As Attorney General Jeff Stein has noted in his open meetings report, simply asking for public documents is sufficient to establish that a request has been made.
In any case, it will be interesting to see just how long App State remains silent on App PAC.