A couple of years ago, I found myself sitting next to a man I didn't know, at a fundraiser. He was the owner of a large business that employed a great many engineers, and was on the BOT of a major state university's College of Engineering. This was a university with which I have close connections, and whose declining standards I have observed with dismay.
I asked him whether, in his business, he was able to hire graduates of the university on whose Board he sat. He told me no -- they didn't have the basics. If he hired them, which he occasionally did, he had to invest considerable time teaching them basic engineering concepts they should never have graduated without knowing.
Because this was a social event, I resisted the temptation to say, "Your job, as a Trustee, is to correct or prevent the very situation you are describing."
I regret allowing my wish to be gracious (I was there as someone else's guest) overrule my sense of outrage.