Yesterday, I went ahead and fired off an email to Chancellor Block urging him to make hiring changes at the Athletic Director position.
It was a very quick email whipped together in 5 minutes, as my guess is that with these types of emails, the Chancellor is only going to get statistics about the quantity of emails sent on this subject rather than going through and reading the substance of each email. I urged a friend to draft a similar email, and he objected that he didn't know what to write. So I offered to let him copy and paste my email.
I figured I'd share the same email with you all. Feel free to edit, revise, suggest improvements, and use this as a template for your own emails to Chancellor Block, whose email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm one of many UCLA alumni that have become very disenchanted with the UCLA Athletics program for the past few years. I wrote to you to urge you to immediately hire a new Athletic Director.
The current Athletic Director Dan Guerrero has proven to be more concerned with his own career path, expanding the conference and sitting on the selection committees of various NCAA tournaments, rather than ensuring the success of our own athletic programs. The administration at Morgan Center has failed in its mission to protect the legacy of athletic excellence that our university has long maintained.
Examples of the ineptitude of our Athletics administration under Dan Guerrero include:
- Consistently failing to generate any kind of excitement amongst the alumni and student body for UCLA athletics.
Regarding our football program specifically (the highest revenue sport in college sports), the state of the UCLA Football program is in shambles. Our facilities are ranked amongst the worst in the conference, the team has consistently underachieved for a decade, and student and alumni attendance at the Rose Bowl is woefully low.
I urge you again to hire a new Athletic Director immediately in order to restore the image of our school's illustrious athletic program.
[Name] UCLA Alumni, Class of 2004