FW: His letter sounded to me like a sincere attempt to make a gentile transition. The BOT was definitely involved, and it's SOP for the executive committee of a Board of Trustees to make decisions regarding senior personnel. Most of the Board, in most universities, have little to do with managing the institution, and are present mainly for their social status, their own financial support, or their ability to raise money. This kind of thing (selection process for key people) is rarely practical with a full board of 34 people, most of whom are far from Fairfield, although I'm sure they will all vote on it in June.
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : FW: Bevan's letter makes it quite clear that he is technically nominating John as President, and that he is confident the Board will confirm that nomination. He also indicates that RajaRaam has also approved of these plans. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : It will be the start of a long process to correct so much damage that has been done in 35 years. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : by e-mail: It's certainly good news, and I don't doubt Raja Hagelin will do great things. But it is a little unprofessional [Bevan] to say it's pretty much going to happen - when that's not how things ought to happen in a professional academic setting governed by a board. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Regime change In meditating Fairfield life. This spread as some earth-shaking news yesterday. Everywhere you’d go people were exclaiming. There is quite a lot of wonder and hope for this change. The Board of Trustee should make it effective immediately and not just let it wait until the fall to come in to effect. To move Bevan over so the day-today does not have to report to him anymore, this all needs to happen sooner than later to save things. Prepare yea the way for a new school year now. - Jai Guru Dev ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : FW: Dear Revered Friend of Maharishi University of Management: I am going to retire as President of Maharishi University of Management on Founder's Day, September 12th, after 36 years as President. I will be devoting my time to my duties as Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, and as International President of Maharishi Universities of Management. I am proposing to the Board of Trustees that Raja John Hagelin be appointed as President of the University. He is tops in knowledge, both in science and Maharishi Vedic Science, a charismatic and inspiring figure, and has proven his administrative and marketing skills by increasing the number of people in the US learning Transcendental Meditation tenfold in just a few years. He has agreed that he is willing to do this, and I feel sure that the Board will support him in this role (he is already Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and the University's most senior faculty member, researcher, and public speaker). He has expressed his admiration for the existing faculty and administrative teams at the University who have vast experience, and feels with their help he will be able to manage everything well. He also says he already has ideas how to promote the University more, and attract more students, including building a closer relationship between Maharishi Foundation and Maharishi University of Management, and calling upon the skills and contacts of Dr. Bob Roth to raise the University's profile. This will also include greater promotion of the unique knowledge offered by the faculty of the University at special conferences Raja Hagelin will organize. He has also mentioned his desire to be able to consult with me on any issues that may come up, and I of course am very happy to do that. We will also bring out this change in the leadership during the Commencement ceremony on June 18th, without taking too much time. I do feel strongly that this is a great step of progress for Maharishi University of Management, and will lead to the faster expansion we all desire. Raja John Hagelin and I have had a chance to discuss this with Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam to gain his perspective, and he feels this is a very good move. Thank you all for your kindness and loving support through all the years! You have done and are doing so much for Maharishi University of Management and the whole world!!! Please continue your support and expand it if you can! With Best Wishes, Jai Guru Dev Bevan ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : News this morning, [ ..a quick summary of today's letter from Bevan to the Trustees and Faculty (and of course many others): In his continuing role as Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, and as International President of Maharishi Universities of Management, Bevan is resigning from his presidency of MUM, effective this Sept 12 (Founder's Day). Raja John Hagelin has accepted the position.