In the wake of the closure of 20+ programs and dozens of layoffs of faculty and staff positions, we are calling for a fourteen-step plan for the trustees to implement to save HSU. Without these major changes, and quickly, Hardin-Simmons may no longer exist in the near future.
HSU needs a plan to save the university spiritually, culturally, historically, and financially. This proposal serves as a vision for the better way forward for Hardin-Simmons. Without The Better Way Forward: A Plan to Save Hardin-Simmons, we fear HSU may not exist in the near future. A clearer ethical, spiritual, and financial future for our beloved university must emerge and materialize.
The ideas in this plan are a collaborative effort, representing alumni, students, donors, current and former faculty, current and former staff, and other supporters of Hardin-Simmons.The-Better-Way-Forward-FINAL-Draft-1.1
Will Trustees and the Administration Respond?
On April 6, 2020, Trustees and the administration received The Better Way Forward plan, and now the ball is in their court. The real people who can affect positive change seem to be the Trustees, and we encourage concerned constituencies to write them directly, expressing that without The Better Way Forward, the future of the institution we all love may be in jeopardy.
So far the administration’s response to us has been less than ideal. We sincerely hope that a serious plan, in collaboration with so many key stakeholders, will garner a serious response.