Written by John Face
December 16, 2021
Albion College President Mathew Johnson apologized to Hazel Lias and in person, that is fact.
It’s also a fact that it’s not enough.
Johnson had no problem embarrassing a woman who is loved by thousands of “her school kids” from Albion and by the community as a whole. Mrs. Lias is a Matriarch for sure and people go to her for advice and comfort. So, what we have is a President of one of the best colleges in the country thinking it is alright to accost this dear lady. Think about that.
I could go on and on about this, but it would be a waste of time. Johnson has led a group of people that includes members of Albion City Council members Marcola Lawler, Nora Jackson and Linda LaNoue. Add to this Local school board members Richard Lindsey and Matt Davis have all stated their complete support for him and have all pushed his private agenda to force change in Albion and in the school district. Change is good, change that benefits yourself is wrong.
So now what?
This writer is requesting the Albion College Board of Trustees to ask for Mathew Johnsons’ resignation, termination or place on leave permanently, and do this immediately. He has no business walking the streets of Albion and certainly not the beautiful campus of Albion College.