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My Template Email to Chancellor Block - Fire Guerrero

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 chancellor@ucla.edu.

Chancellor Block,
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:

  1. Releasing an unacceptable student seating arrangement at the renovated Pauley Pavilion - then reversing course after massive student and alumni uproar;
  2. Failing to advocate for the UCLA women's basketball team in the 2010-2011 season after the team was forced to play in the home city of a lower ranked opponent in the year-end tournament;
  3. Failing to retain the excellent UCLA women's coach Nikki Caldwell after she led the team to excellent results;
  4. Overseeing one of the worst ten-year periods in UCLA football history and being responsible for hiring two football coaches who have failed to produce results;
  5. 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

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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