Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Chancellor Gilliam Story A Story Of Excess

Perhaps readers of EzGreensboro.com remember when we broke the story Chancellor Of UNCG Or Chancelor Of A Kingdom?

 "Anyway, I'm being told the Gilliams are asking for $250,000 in new furniture, a new car, chauffeur, cook, maid and butler to support their lavish lifestyle."

And perhaps you remember when we followed up with UNCG Chancellor Rumor Grows Legs:

"But here are some facts about Mr Gilliam and his time as the Dean at UCLA:

"Franklin D. Gilliam Jr., dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs, has billed UCLA for roughly $17,000 in premium airfares since September 2008, when he started the job. His doctor’s note cites a medical disability that requires business-class accommodations for extended travel – including trips to the East Coast, Midwest and Australia.

Gilliam also has used the note to justify using a car service. An expense report for 2009 limousine rides between Gilliam’s home and the airport said that “because of Dean Gilliam’s disability, it is recommended that he travel with business class arrangements to allow change of positions.”

And just maybe you remember when we asked  What Is The Actual Cost To UNCG And Taxpayers?

" You see, if this is really happening then UNCG employees, aka state employees, are being asked to spend their taxpayer funded time to provide for the securing of $250,000 in new furniture, a new car, chauffeur, cook, maid and butler.
How long will that take? One man hour? 100 man hours?

And isn't that exactly what the UNCG-3 were improperly fired for in the first place? Improper use of State equipment on taxpayers' time.

So are the Gilliams doing this themselves? On their own time? From home? On privately owned computers?

Or is this yet another case of different rules for those at the top?

And what will the actual cost to UNCG be?"

Some said these things were necessary because of Chancellor Gilliam's disability. Well thanks to Sophie Scholl it has to our attention that Chancellor Gilliam has no disability whatsoever. Anyone who can drive a Shelby Cobra from Greensboro to the The Biltmore Forest Country Club in Asheville is in no way disabled to the point that he or she needs first class flights , chauffeur driven cars or any of the other so called "needs" the Gilliams seem to enjoy:

"Don't get me wrong, that's a sweet car, I'm not denying that, but I wonder if Gilliam has taken it by the staff food pantry recently"

That's right, UNCG has a staff food pantry where UNCG employees-- some of them teachers-- who work minimum wage jobs, can go to get food donated by other UNCG employees while the Chancellor lives like royalty.

And you wonder why college tuitions are so high.