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An alumni group of the Virginia Military Institute is publicly questioning why the college’s first Black superintendent was awarded a more “generous” bonus than last year.

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins has served as superintendent of the public military college since 2020. He first assumed the role in an interim capacity after General J.H. Binford Peay III resigned, following allegations of a racist culture at the school. Wins officially took on the role last year.

Spirit of VMI, a political action committee comprising alumni, parents and friends of the school, issued a statement earlier this month questioning why the VMI Board of Visitors approved a $100,000 bonus for Wins in September. The story was first reported by The Washington Post.

“SOVP questions what performance metrics the BOV used to make such a generous award and sharp increase,” the group said in a statement, adding there was “major concern among alumni and friends about VMI’s direction,” and a decrease in applications.

Bill Wyatt, director of communications and marketing at VMI, declined to comment specifically about the statement by the alumni group but spoke about Wins’ accomplishments.

Wins makes an annual salary of $625,000 and last year, he received a $25,000 bonus. Based on his performance during the 2021-2022 school year, the VMI board of visitors awarded him a $100,000 bonus, Wyatt told CNN.


https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/22/us/virginia-military-institute-superintendent-criticism-reaj/index.html

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Re: VMI’s first Black superintendent facing backlash from VMI alumni
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2022, 09:34:51 AM »
In their eyes, he was already overpaid.

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Re: VMI’s first Black superintendent facing backlash from VMI alumni
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2022, 09:50:35 AM »
A school that closed so its corp of cadets would fight for the Confederacy, this raction school not be a surprise. :tiptoe:

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Re: VMI’s first Black superintendent facing backlash from VMI alumni
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2022, 11:59:11 AM »
I am not surprised.
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Re: VMI’s first Black superintendent facing backlash from VMI alumni
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2022, 12:24:32 PM »
In their eyes, he was already overpaid.
:nod:......yep, soflo is correct.  In their eyes, NO nucca should be making THAT kind of paper.

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Re: VMI’s first Black superintendent facing backlash from VMI alumni
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2022, 12:26:28 PM »
A school that closed so its corp of cadets would fight for the Confederacy, this raction school not be a surprise. :tiptoe:
:nod:......what Bison stated underlines EVERYTHING that happens at this school. One simply cannot separate the school from its odious history.  :no:

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Re: VMI’s first Black superintendent facing backlash from VMI alumni
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2022, 12:36:26 PM »
 ::)  SURPRISED they haven't blamed AFFIRMATIVE ACTION for his hiring and salary.

Cause 'they can't possibly be qualified more than a white person'   :tongue2:

 

 

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