Rubber-stamp regents

Thanks for the editorial Wednesday calling for selection of Board of Regents members based on more diversity of background, visible debate of management issues and inclusion of student, staff and faculty input.
Rubber-stamping administrative proposals without open debate and community participation is resulting in decisions more attuned to the 1940s than the 2010s and beyond in areas ranging from University of Minnesota athletics to gravel mining at UMore Park.
Open management will become even more critical as reduced state contributions to the UniversityâÄôs budget force pruning of academic programs. Creative and forward-thinking solutions will come from the whole University, not just Morrill Hall.