Bring Wynn Back
Professor Cassandra Wynn devoted 19 years to Johnson C. Smith University, an HBCU. Students and friends were informed that her contract was not renewed and she will not be returning for the Fall 2015-16 school year. During her time at JCSU, Wynn put together the Alumni Forum which was an event that gathered current students and alumni to meet and for alumni to share tips on career development, landing a job, improving resumes and their success after graduation. Wynn was not only a professor, but an advisor and mentor as well. She was in charge of the school newspaper and helped students land great internships. This past semester, Wynn helped a junior student land an internship with The Charlotte Post where she got to cover a story on President Obama. Johnson C. Smith let go of a professor that pushed her students, demanded the best and had connections with the community for internships and careers.
To all JCSU students, some of you probably didn't see eye to eye with her but she did her job and believed in every student. "Even students that I failed are showing concern on Facebook," Wynn said. "I love you students and I've been honored."
Wynn was a woman with experience, connections and ambition for students.
"I would have liked to stay there three more years and retire with dignity," Wynn said.
Wynn doesn't even have health insurance anymore and without a job has no way to pay for her medicine. This happens to teachers all the time. She was an African American professor with EXPERIENCE in communication arts, helping minority students become successful with their dream careers! As students, family and friends we need to take a stand.
Sign this petition to help JCSU students get their professor back ! According to the Common Data Set report on jcsu.edu, the grand total of all students enrolled in 2014-2015 was 1,402. If our signatures beat the amount of students enrolled, that should send our message beyond the Comm Arts department.Think about our education and the education of future students.