September 17, 2007AveWatch has coverage here.
The Ave Maria School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors hereby formally reiterates its expression of "No Confidence" in the Dean of Ave Maria School of Law, Bernard Dobranski, an expression which was first made on April 10, 2006. The Ave Maria School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors also hereby formally expresses "No Confidence" in the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Ave Maria School of Law, Thomas Monaghan.
We are calling on the Board of Governors of Ave Maria School of Law to remove Mr. Bernard Dobranski from his position as Dean and President of Ave Maria School of Law because he has not demonstrated an ability to earn or maintain the support of the law school's most important constituencies: students, faculty, and alumni. . . . . .
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We also call on the Board of Governors to immediately remove their Chairman, as we affirmatively express our "No Confidence" in him as well. As Chairman of the Board of Governors, we believe Mr. Thomas Monaghan has failed to exercise his fiduciary duty to Ave Maria School of Law and has instead encouraged use of the Law School to spur further development in and the growth of Ave Maria, Florida. The development of this town is intimately and directly entangled with the well-being of other entities in which Mr. Monaghan has a financial interest. Despite these significant conflicts of interest, he has apparently failed to recuse himself from Board votes that have promoted his interests in the town of Ave Maria . . . . .
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We plead with you Board Members to address these problems as is your moral and legal obligation, to rectify the wrongs that have been done to the community, and to refocus your efforts on the best interests of our Law School.