It was somewhat buried in Saturday’s coverage of the UCA Board meeting, but the opinion writers didn’t miss the revelation — first reported here — that UCA administrators did not write the memo to the UCA Board supporting a secret pay enhancement for President Lu Hardin. Hardin wrote it, including first-person comments seemingly out of the mouth of one of the administrators.
The Democrat-Gazette editorial today suggested Hardin should volunteer to resign (though it seemed to suggest that he need not follow through, nor should the Board accept his offer.) Then, John Brummett today writes of Hardin’s “egregious misbehavior” and also a “pattern of Hardin’s dishonesty.”
There is a tough but simple question that arises from this tangled web of deception: Could a UCA faculty member survive a similar pattern of conduct?