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Greetings WAU Faculty and Staff,
I am aware that you have received an email Wednesday evening, April 3, 2019, that questioned the integrity of my doctoral degree and submissions to the Board during my 2017 comprehensive performance review. Consistent with my commitment to transparent leadership, please note that my Doctorate in Education was confirmed by Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, Florida – March 31, 1994) in accordance with the rigor of its integrity standards as essential for conferral of their terminal degrees.
Furthermore, the documents presented for my 2017 comprehensive performance review are non-scholarly submissions and are evidence of our university’s resilient performance over the previous five years. These formal evaluations are personal, private reviews which are not meant for scholarly analysis.
I am sorry for the distraction this allegation has created for the university. It remains my commitment to fully cooperate with the WAU Board in its review of any concerns brought to its attention as together we move forward to meet and exceed the expectations of our students.
Respectfully Your President,
Weymouth Spence