Exhibit A

March 9, 1988






WHEREAS: Because former president Jerry Lee announced last August that he was resiging to go to work for Basset Furniture, owned by Jane Basset Spilman, Chair of Gallaudet's Board of Trustees, the body charged with pretecting the interests of the University, this faculty can only infer that Ms. Spilman lured Dr. Lee away, offering him a job with her before he announced his resignation here, a clear conflict of interest on her part;
AND WHEREAS: Because Dr. Lee left Gallaudet only four months after announcing his intention to resign, not allowing time for proper transition from his administration to the next, this faculty can only infer that Ms. Spilman, Dr. Lee's immediate superior both before and after his move, encouraged this desertion, again a clear conflict of interest on her part;
AND WHEREAS: Ms. Spilman is quoted in the New York Times of Tuesday, March 8, 1988, as having said, "Deaf people are not ready to function in a hearing world;"* a statement which is in direct conflict with the following statement on page 2 of the University Undergraduate Catalog:
         Since [Gallaudet] College was
founded, its goal has been to edu-
cate men and women to become prod-
uctive and concerned citizens of
our nation and the world";
the Collegiate Faculty
of Gallaudet
University, meeting in special session on Wednesday, 9 March 1988, calls
for the immediate resignation of Ms. Spilman from the Board of Trustees,
and, if she declines to do so, for the Board of Trustees to remove her
from her position as a member.

* Although Ms. Spilman has denied this astounding statement, there are witnesses who heard her say it on television.

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