Wichita State University is looking for a new president. Jay Golden has resigned after being in that role for less than a year. And, as the Sunflower reports, his departure now might be linked to a decision he made regarding Ivanka Trump.
Regent Jon Rolph told KMUW that Golden’s resignation is not related to the Ivanka Trump controversy.
“If the board was going to take action on that, it would have been in June,” Rolph told KMUW.
That’s one interpretation. Another is to say the regents didn’t want to appear vindictive at the time of Golden’s decision, so they waited for the controversy to die down. In addition, if Golden were shown the door this summer, the institution would have had instability at the top as it considered how to deliver classes in the fall term.
Unless the regents learned of something in Golden’s past that required them to act now, there’s every reason to believe Golden’s parachute was prepared in June.
Politico sent the following breaking news alert at 2:33 p.m. EST:
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump helped lead the charge to scuttle a draft executive order that would have overturned Obama-era enforcements of LGBT rights in the workplace, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told POLITICO.
A draft executive order on LGBT rights – which outlines how to roll back former president Barack Obama’s protections and expand legal exemptions based on religious beliefs – has been circulating among journalists and worried progressive groups this week.
But two sources close to Kushner and Ivanka Trump, who have in the past been supporters of gay rights, said the young couple were both in favor of putting out a clear statement from the president, promising to uphold the 2014 Obama executive order and stopping the momentum for the turnaround in its tracks.
Hmmm…the first brick for Ivanka Trump’s presidential foundation?
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.