Letter: a LSU board acting like politburo

As an LSU alumnus, I applaud Judge Janice Clark for her persistence and perseverance in holding the LSU Board of Supervisors accountable for its lack of transparency.

My superlative LSU education was due to faculty, administration and a Board of Supervisors who at the time were committed to enlightenment and trust. I learned that one person can make a difference, and right now, Judge Clark is the lone sturdy cypress tree standing tall in the midst of a dank, murky, ethically challenged swamp.

There is still time for the LSU Board of Supervisors to remember that it represents Louisiana’s flagship institution and must live up to the high standard of ethics and trust this requires.

Board members would do well to remember that it is a governing board of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana — and not a totalitarian politburo in either Pyongyang, North Korea, or Damascus, Syria.

Lee Mikell

professional fundraiser

Charleston, S.C.