Is AU President Ben Ladner a good role model? As noted in this Washington Post story, Mr. Ladner has bilked the school for $500,000 in spurious expenses, above and beyond his ridiculous $800,000 annual salary.
The spending in dispute includes travel expenses, more than $6,000 in club dues, nearly $54,000 in drivers’ costs, more than $220,000 in chef services, more than $100,000 in services from the social secretary and nearly $44,000 in alcohol.
As a student who is spending in excess of $20,000 per year to attend this fine institution (part-time, no less), my initial reaction would to call for his ouster, along with the worthless trustees who allowed this to go unchecked.
On the other hand, anyone who spends $44,000 on alcohol can’t be all bad, can he? I just wish he had bought me a drink.
…a little peeved…
UPDATE: Obligatory legal question: Can we sue the trustees for breach of fiduciary duty?