LC Trustee resigns due to gag order - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

LC Trustee resigns due to gag order

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PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A member of Louisiana College's Board of Trustees has resigned.

"There was a gag order initiated and if you did not agree, then you had to leave. I would have gone against my conscience," Hubbard told News Channel 5's Brooke Buford in a phone interview.

"They did not present a letter to the trustees. They said they had a letter from SACS but we never saw a copy of it."

"I do not know what will transpire. Personally, I do not think he (Aguillard) needs to be president of Louisiana College," Hubbard replied to a question about Dr. Aguillard's future at the college.

Trustee Jay Adkins says he left the board meeting but has *not yet* resigned.

This comes as the board is scheduled to decide whether Doctor Joe Aguillard will remain president of the school.

Hubbard tweeted a gag order issued by Aguillard prompted his decision.

We're told Aguillard informed board members that the school would be put on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges if board members did not sign a confidentiality agreement.

News Channel 5 spoke with Michael Johnson, senior vice president and chief of staff for SACS COC, who says that claim is not true.

"I would not have said that in a letter. I don't have the authority to place an institution on probation. No staff member at SACS COC has that authority. That authority rests with our board of trustees. So, it would be presumptuous to speak on behalf of the board," said Johnson.

Stay with News Channel 5 and for the latest in this developing story.

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