November 11, 2015
In this e-mail, and some following ones in the coming weeks, we will be providing you with information we have gathered so you may have additional facts which we hope will assist you in making your decision as to whether it is time for a change and whether the existing Board should be replaced.
We are presenting excerpts from the blog of James McElhinney. Mr. McElhinney was hired by the League as a drawing instructor, but a few years ago was also employed in an administrative position as Special Consultant for Academic Affairs and Outreach. In his blog of May 19, 2014, Mr. McElhinney explains how the Certificate Program is being changed and how this will provide additional opportunities for League restructuring. These statements provide evidence that the League is moving away from its original mission and moving toward a more college-like institution. Based on these statements and other evidence, we believe that accreditation is the next likely step.
Contrary to the assertions in Mr. Gheno's letter that instructors would have to be a part of any such major changes, Mr. McElhinney explains how the instructors and students are being kept in the dark about these ongoing changes.
Excerpts from James McElhinney's blog of May 19th, 2014
Sincerely, ASL 2025 - The Reform Team
Marne Rizika, President
Susan Brauser, Vice President
Richard Caraballo, Vice President
Roberto Franzone, Board Member
Salvatore Forte, Board Member
Walanne Steele, Board Member