Mike Adams

Dear Dr. Berkeley:

I am writing to apply for the position of Director of the WRC (Women's Resource Center) at UNC Wilmington. I noticed the position advertisement states that minimum requirements include "tenure in an academic department at UNCW at the associate professor rank, experience in leadership development, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity." I believe that I am fully qualified for this position.

In addition to advising Kappa Sigma, Theta Chi, the Civil Disobedience Dissemination Organization, the UNCW Pro-Life Club, the Criminal Justice Club, and the College Republicans, I have received a number of awards, each indicating the strength of my commitment to leadership development at this university. This year, I received the Golden Seahawk Award from the Pandion Society. This award was given to only one person on campus at the annual leadership banquet. It hangs on my wall next to two awards for Faculty Member of the Year (1998 and 2000).

My commitment to diversity has been demonstrated in hundreds of television and radio appearances discussing campus diversity over the course of the last three years. I have given speeches on the topic of diversity at campuses all around the nation. Some of those speeches, including my address to the Yale Law School, have been broadcast on national television.

The best way to assess the strength of my commitment to diversity is to perform a "Google" search using the terms "Mike Adams" and "diversity." If you perform a similar search for all candidates applying for this position a clear winner will emerge. That winner will be me.

While I do not have "teaching experience in Women's Studies courses" I believe that I have "a proven track record in collaborating with community agencies that work on behalf of women...". For example, I organized the "Run Against Rape" in April of 1995. This event raised money for the Rape Crisis Center with a five kilometer run. A U.S. Congressman fired the starting gun for the event, which was covered by the local media. This fundraiser did not require teenage girls to march across a stage chanting "vagina." Nor were vagina lollipops sold to spectators or participants. In short, I raised money to promote the dignity of women without asking them to act like women of ill-repute.

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.