Elizabeth (Holt) Durr ’19 Letter to the Board of Trustees

February 22, 2023

Members of the Whittier College Board of Trustees,

I am writing to you regarding the suspension of Barbara Groce and Christopher Cross from the BoT. I’m sure you have received a number of letters from outraged alumni who have heard this news, so I will make my letter short.

Nowhere in the Bylaws does it state a Board member can be suspended, they only speak to removal either with or without cause. Can you explain to this alumna why you have chosen to so blatantly violate the Bylaws you promised to abide by?

I can only hope and pray this was not a unanimous decision and that some of you on the Board still have a moral compass that points in the direction of truth and honesty.

Elizabeth (Holt) Durr
Class of 2019

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