Are values in conflict at CLU?
What the hell is going on at Cal Lutheran University?
Newspaper reports indicate on-campus discontent targeting the Elton and Janice Gallegly Center designed for education and research at the university. The articles indicate that the Gallegly center is in conflict with the values of the university. More specifically, what are CLU’s conflicting values with the Gallegly Center?
1. Was it a conflict of values in 2013 when CLU approached Congressman Elton Gallegly to entrust 26 years of career records to the university?
2. Was it a conflict of values in 2013 when CLU agreed to integrate the Elton and Janice Gallegly Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement on campus?
3. Was it a conflict of values when CLU got involved in the design and construction of the Center Gallegly?
4. Was it a conflict of values for CLU to accept the funds raised for this project and not provide an audit of the funds allocated to the Gallegly Center?
5. Was it a conflict of values for CLU to disband the Advisory Council of the Gallegly Center and remove the permanent replica from the office of Congress?
6. Was it a conflict of values to accept the honor of using President Reagan’s name to support what became known as the Reagan-Gallegly Fellowship Program at CLU?
Where is the conflict of values?
After nine years of dedicated effort, Congressman Elton Gallegly and Janice and their many supporters are being systematically fired by current CLU President Lori Varlotta.
The permanent replica of the Congressional office had been unilaterally dismantled and put into storage. CLU refuses to digitize the archives. CLU’s opportunity to elevate its position among universities, none of which can identify with a scholarship degree affiliated with the nation’s most visited presidential library, may vanish due to Varlotta’s recent decisions regarding the Gallegly Center. .
Hey, CLU, it’s 2022. Dream big. Restore the permanent office of Congress in the Gallegly Center. Digitize the archives. Provide verification. Working with the Presidential Library. Educate us all. Don and Katie Waunch Camarillo