RALEIGH – Tuesday we shined a light on what seems to be, at the very least, unprofessional behavior from N.C. State University (NCSU) Vice Chancellor Mike Mullen. Mullen, who is also a Dean of Student Affairs at one of North Carolina’s premier universities, has a habit of tweeting hyper-partisan insults of President Trump and Republicans, all from an account associated with NCSU.
It’s nothing new, either. A sleuthy reader of FFID went went back through to discover more Twitter rage from Mullen, who has been vice chancellor since 2012.
This is typical #resistance stuff, swallowing the Left’s narrative on Trump and the GOP hook, line, and sinker, and then regurgitating it so as to score points for how ‘woke’ one is. Except this is a top leader in a state university, whose very job is supported by taxpayers of all political stripes. It’s not a good look for N.C. State, and we’re hearing that plenty of Republican NCSU donors aren’t too thrilled with his smears either.
Some students at NCSU have also been calling for Mullen’s resignation as far back as November of 2018 over the tweets.
Jacob Trubey, then a junior at N.C. State studying Political Science and a former member of the Editorial Board of the Technician, the NCSU student newspaper, wrote an op-ed calling for Mullen’s resignation, saying Mullen, “has failed his role as an educational administrator and is not slated to carry out even his own department’s goals of creating an inclusive environment.”
Inclusive environments are what the Left is all about, right? Well, only if it suits their agenda. The student body president wanted to ban ICE from campus so it could be a more inclusive place for illegal aliens.
More from Trubey’s op-ed:
“[…] The Division of Academic and Student Affairs, which Mullen heads, is NC State’s chief agency for student success and the implementation of NC State’s diversity goals. DASA defines diversity as “an inclusive community of people with varied human characteristics, ideas, and world views” whose “interactions both benefit and challenge each other to grow while making the community better.” Diversity is typically thought of in racial or gendered terms, but as NC State has made clear by emphasizing its proportion of rural students, it can take other forms as well.
By using the term ‘redneck,’ Mullen deprecates rural students and makes it difficult for them to see themselves as equals at NC State. Unintentional or not, Mullen’s divisive term neutralizes DASA’s ability to fulfill its “inclusive community” requirement and further challenges NC State’s ability to develop and nurture its students. It is already enough of a transitional challenge for many rural students to come to an urban environment without their university administrators insulting them. […]”
The hypocrisy of the Left and their terminology is clear to anyone that cares to look.
If you agree that this is behavior unbecoming of a state employee, you can let the chancellor know here.