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What Can I Do to Help?

Nothing will change unless we act. There are many ways you can help, whether it is donating money or signing a petition. 

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PROTEST

Join us in protest of DSU's Administration on August 20th from 10 am to 1 pm in front of the Holland building on DSU campus.

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Write letters and let your voice be heard

Write and call everyone possible to let them know your opinion. Don't be afraid to ask the hard questions! 

Richard "Biff" Williams, President of DSU
Email: president@dixie.edu
Phone: 435-652-7502
Office:South Admin 117

Dr. Michael Lacourse
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Email: michael.lacourse@dixie.edu
Phone: 435-652-7505
Office: North Admin 131

Doajo Hicks
General Counsel/Chief Diversity Officer
Email: Doajo.hicks@dixie.edu
Phone: 435-879-4242
Office: South Admin 109

Travis Rosenberg
Executive Director of Human Resources
Email: travis.rosenberg@dixie.edu
Phone: 435-652-7521
Office: North Burns 146

Jyl Hall
Director of Public Relations
Email: jylhall@dixie.edu
Phone: 435-652-7547
Office: BURNS NORTH

Dr. Peter Gitau, Vice President of Student Affairs
Email: gitau@dixie.edu
Office: Holland 177

Michelle McDermott
President of the Faculty Senate
Email: mcdermott@dixie.edu
Phone: 435-652-7928
Office: TAYLOR 305

Dr. Jefferey W. Jarvis
Dean of the College of the Arts
Email: jarvis@dixie.edu
Phone: 435-652-7792
Office: ECCLES 109

Board of Regents:
Email: uheaa@utahsbr.edu

Governor Herbert
Office Phone - 801.538.1000

Senator Anne Millner
Office Phone: 801.538.1035

Utah System of Higher Education

Dixie State University Board of Trustees 

David Clark, Chairman- dclark@infowest.com

Julie Bangerter Beck- juliebb98@gmail.com

Lindsay T. Atwood- lindsay.a@truhearing.com

Larry Bergeson- larry.bergeson@washk12.org

Dr. Christina Juarez Durham- no contact info

Russ Feller- russfeller@gmail.com

Ezra Hainsworth- dsusapresident@dixie.edu

Jon Pike, Mayor of St. George- jon.pike@sgcity.org

Gail Cooper Smith- no contact info

Tiffany L. Wilson- no contact info

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
academicfreedom@aaup.org

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
aclupreferences@aclu.org
212-549-2500

News Outlets:

Utah News Outlets

Salt Lake Tribune
Phone: 801-257-8742
News tips: newsroom@sltrib.com
Letters to the editor: letters@sltrib.com

St. George News
Submit news
news@stgnews.com

Deseret News
Letter to editor

Gephardt Daily
news@gephardtdaily.com

Dixie Sun

The Independent
Publisher, Josh Warburton: Email:ipc@infowest.com Twitter:@JoshWarburton
Editor, Jason Gottfried: Email:editor@infowest.com
435-656-1555

Spectrum

CNN

UTAH LEGISLATORS (SENATE AND HOUSE)

kyleandersen@le.utah.gov
achristensen@le.utah.gov
adamrobertson@le.utah.gov
amillner@le.utah.gov
angelaromero@le.utah.gov
bdaw@le.utah.gov
beckyedwards@le.utah.gov
bgreene@le.utah.gov
blast@le.utah.gov
bradwilson@le.utah.gov
briansking@le.utah.gov
brucecutler@le.utah.gov
bzehnder@le.utah.gov
cacton@le.utah.gov
carlalbrecht@le.utah.gov
chall@le.utah.gov
christinewatkins@le.utah.gov
corymaloy@le.utah.gov
csmoss@le.utah.gov
curt@cbramble.com
curtwebb@le.utah.gov
derrinowens@le.utah.gov
dhemmert@le.utah.gov
dhenderson@le.utah.gov
dhinkins@le.utah.gov
dipson@le.utah.gov
dmccay@le.utah.gov
dougsagers@le.utah.gov
dpitcher@le.utah.gov
dthatcher@le.utah.gov
ehutchings@le.utah.gov
elizabethweight@le.utah.gov
eredd@le.utah.gov
evickers@le.utah.gov
fgibson@le.utah.gov
gbuxton@le.utah.gov
gdavis@le.utah.gov
gfroerer@le.utah.gov
hstephenson@le.utah.gov
janderegg@le.utah.gov
jbriscoe@le.utah.gov
jdabakis@le.utah.gov
jdunnigan@le.utah.gov
jeffersonmoss@le.utah.gov
jeremyapeterson@le.utah.gov
jiwamoto@le.utah.gov
jknotwell@le.utah.gov
jsadams@le.utah.gov
jwestwood@le.utah.gov
jwstevenson@le.utah.gov
karilisonbee@le.utah.gov
kchristofferson@le.utah.gov
keithgrover@le.utah.gov
kimcoleman@le.utah.gov
kivory@le.utah.gov
kkwan@le.utah.gov
kmayne@le.utah.gov
kmiles@le.utah.gov
kstratton@le.utah.gov
kvantassell@le.utah.gov
lavarchristensen@le.utah.gov
leeperry@le.utah.gov
lescamilla@le.utah.gov
lfillmore@le.utah.gov
lhemingway@le.utah.gov
lhillyard@le.utah.gov
loganwilde@le.utah.gov
mariepoulson@le.utah.gov
markwheatley@le.utah.gov
mikekennedy@le.utah.gov
mikeschultz@le.utah.gov
mikewinder@le.utah.gov
mjudkins@le.utah.gov
mmckell@le.utah.gov
mnelson@le.utah.gov
mnoel@kanab.net
mroberts@le.utah.gov
normthurston64@gmail.com
parent@le.utah.gov
pknudson@le.utah.gov
pray@le.utah.gov
rayward@le.utah.gov
rchouck@le.utah.gov
rokerlund@le.utah.gov
rspendlove@le.utah.gov
sbarlow@le.utah.gov
scottchew@le.utah.gov
sduckworth@le.utah.gov
seliason@le.utah.gov
shollins@le.utah.gov
ssandall@le.utah.gov
stevehandy@le.utah.gov
susanpulsipher@le.utah.gov
thawkes@le.utah.gov
tquinn@le.utah.gov
tseegmiller@le.utah.gov
tweiler@le.utah.gov
valpotter@le.utah.gov
vlsnow@le.utah.gov
vpeterson@le.utah.gov
wbrooks@le.utah.gov
wharper@le.utah.gov
wniederhauser@le.utah.gov

Know the Facts

There are many ways to learn about what's happening at Dixie State University. Be informed and be vigilant in asking for the truth. Below are links to outside sources with details of the situation. Full Disclosure is not associated with outside links.

Deception at Dixie State: A public page on Facebook that posts the latest updates on this situation.

St. George Truth: A timeline of events leading up to the terminations of Dr. Peterson and Dr. Webb.

Academe Blog: A blog post outlining the policy violations and other egregious violations made by Dixie State University.

The "News Timeline" page of this website has all the articles relating to these matters in order of most recent date.


Sign the petition to get DSU investigated

"Publicly available evidence suggests that the President of Dixie State University (DSU) Richard “Biff” Williams, Provost Michael Lacourse, Dean Jeffery Jarvis, Assistant Professor Mark Houser, and others, in their attempts to terminate multiple DSU faculty, have betrayed the public trust by violating multiple DSU policies, Board of Regents policies, State of Utah laws, and the Constitution of the United States.

Not only has their conduct negatively impacted multiple individuals, families, and groups associated with DSU, we believe that the evidence strongly suggests that these State of Utah officials have engaged in a pattern of conduct representing:

  • Waste or misuse of public funds and manpower
  • Violations of a law, rule, or regulation applicable to the government
  • Gross mismanagement
  • Abuse of authority
  • Unethical conduct

Thus, we make the following good faith request:

In the interests of justice and accountability we respectfully request that the Office of the State Auditor of Utah conduct an immediate and comprehensive investigation."

Sign petitions

The following link is a petition calling DSU to action:

You can also help by printing blank petition pages and asking people in person to sign. Here is the document to print. Any completed pages can be given to Corinne McFerran. You can contact her at full.disclosure.dsu@gmail.com:

Blank Petition Pages


Donate

Consider donating to those affected by these events. You can also make a donation to this website, which keeps it up-to-date and thorough. Links are below:


Join the discussion

Follow the Facebook page  "Full Disclosure DSU" and join the discussion: 

Full Disclosure DSU Public Page

You can also submit a testimonial about any of the Professors who have been terminated on this website under the "Testimonials" page. 

 

Call for DSU and Administration to be Investigated

Dixie State University's Administration have engaged in unethical practices, and the Board of Regents, the Board of Trustees, the Governor, and others have been unwilling to look into the Administration's actions. Call others to action who can help.

 
 
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The American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

"The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good."

On their contact page: "Academic freedom, tenure, due process, or governance problem on your campus: academicfreedom@aaup.org. But before you write, please see our Resources on Academic Freedom."

 
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The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

"FIRE welcomes submissions regarding potential rights violations from concerned students and faculty members. When our involvement is warranted, FIRE will work with you to contact your institution to demand that it remedy violations of your rights. FIRE may also bring public attention to rights violations to prompt universities to uphold student and faculty rights."

Submit a Case

 
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

"Protecting free speech means protecting a free press, the democratic process, diversity of thought, and so much more. The ACLU has worked since 1920 to ensure that freedom of speech is protected for everyone."

Contact ACLU

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The Department of Justice

"To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans."

Contact the Department of Justice



Know your rights

  • You can record any conversation or meeting of which you are a participating member. 
  • The First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
  • Students are one of the most protected groups in the country. Learn what you can and cannot do to protest. 
  • Learn more about your rights here: Campus Rights

Call and write letters to those in power

Call and write to as many people as you can regarding your concerns for the recent events at Dixie. If you need some advice on how to write your letters, here are some helpful guidelines:

Suggestions for Letter Writing

If you would like help editing your emails/letters, please send your rough drafts to our editing team at full.disclosure.dsu@gmail.com and we will edit them and send them back to you. 

Below is a list of Administration, Representatives, and others to whom you can send your letters and emails. This part of the site is currently under construction:


Richard "Biff" Williams, President of DSU
Email: president@dixie.edu
Phone: 435-652-7502

Dr. Peter Gitau, Vice President of Student Affairs

Email: gitau@dixie.edu
Office: Holland 177

Board of Regents:

Email: uheaa@utahsbr.edu

Governor Herbert

Office Phone - 801.538.1000

Contact Form

Senator Anne Millner

Contact Website

Office Phone: 801.538.1035

High Education Appropriations Subcomittee Members

All Contact info under Members Tab: Members

Who are my State Representatives?

State Representatives

Utah System of Higher Education

Website

Greg Benson

Office Phone – 801.321.7167

Walt Brooks, House District 75 Representative

Email – wbrooks@le.utah.gov

Office Phone – 435.817.3530

Don Ipson, Senate District 29 Senator

Email – dipson@le.utah.gov

Mobile Phone: 435.817.5281

Dixie State University Board of Trustees

David Clark, Chairman- dclark@infowest.com

Julie Bangerter Beck- juliebb98@gmail.com

Lindsay T. Atwoodlindsay.a@truhearing.com

Larry Bergesonlarry.bergeson@washk12.org

Dr. Christina Juarez Durham- no contact info

Russ Feller- russfeller@gmail.com

Ezra Hainsworthdsusapresident@dixie.edu

Jon Pike, Mayor of St. Georgejon.pike@sgcity.org

Gail Cooper Smith- no contact info

Tiffany L. Wilson- no contact info

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