John Swallow is the president of Carthage College and is very “woke.” When he arrived at Carthage College, a Christian institution, he began to dismantle the religious program in his quest to make the school more secular. He is a strong supporter of diversity, equity and inclusion projects. He has published, but later removed a video attacking republicans on the Carthage College YouTube page, referring to the January 6 riots. He has suggested that Kenosha Police officers are racist, following the justified shooting of Jacob Blake. He was a champion of closing down the college during covid-19 and moving more classes online. He started a “robust anti-racism plan of action.”
Most of the professors are woke too. They didn’t complain about Swallow until it affected their bank accounts. According to a source, Swallow will be laying off about 10% of staff after the 2023/2024 school year. This source also says that Swallow’s salary of $607,000 will be increased by about $70,000. So, it appears that the reduction in staff will mean more money for him. The remaining staff will be asked to handle 30% more of the work load.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the professors voted 94 – 14 to censure the President, one step below a vote of no confidence.
KCE reached out to Swallow many times, and he has never responded. We know now why. His woke wife isn’t a fan of KCE. She wrote a letter to the County Board chastising this publication. She asked him not to respond to me and he listened to her. He certainly seems very beta… I’m beginning to wonder who is running Carthage, him or her.
The professors refused to censure Swallow when he began to removed God from the College. They didn’t censure Swallow when a long-time employee committed suicide on the property and Swallow refused to offer kind words to the family. They didn’t censure him when he took “woke” to a new level and closed the campus. Only now, for selfish reasons, do they censure him.
He’s a bad leader, but not only because he cares about his own paycheck over that of his faculty and staff. He’s bad because he is using his position as a tool to spread his extremists political beliefs and indoctrinator students.