Hua Hin and Cha Am, about your neighbor out on the bypass route, Webster Thailand...it is not a diploma mill, it’s just mired down in corruption and not a very good overseas branch campus.
I'm bored right now, Google is my friend.
This is pretty much the current story as I can gather from the various reports out there...For a little school there sure is a lot of media coverage, and apparently its made its fair share of enemies.
So what is the real story?
Tricky Indian guy with a history of low level backstabbing, gets confidence of American lady director, gets foot in door, later undermines nice but older British Director, its just not worth it so British guy gives up and retires, tricky Indian although having shaky qualifications is able to BS St Louis. This same Indian apparently use to teach at Stamford, during the Thai ownership days, not when it was under Laureate; as mentioned he convinces people running Webster in St Louis he can do the job, he then is able to clear out any competent well connected Thais, Tricky Indian guy brings in others, mainly Indians nationals, his former students at Stamford in some cases, the tight knit confidants for the most part, folks who he knows are loyal to him, whom he trusts, and together they share in the milking of benefits from Webster Thailand. As Lola mentions above, new pawns are hired. For others who work there, but are not really insiders, it is either a live and let live relationship and they get by with a paycheck, or they cross the management for some reason and get fired, or they simply get disgusted and leave.
I think regarding the above, St. Louis Webster is maybe OK with it. They are complicit.
Did 157 students really sign a petition against the school called WUT? I think yes.
Did the director really threaten a Hua Hin/Cha Am style mafia hit on a student and on a disgruntled teacher?
I'm not sure, but I think no on the mafia hit, maybe it was insinuated.
Is St. Louis really interested in dumping a lot of money into this campus with this same guy and his cronies in charge?
Nothing would surprise me, but St. Louis seemed to avoid commenting publicly on any of the problems that could get them in legal trouble.
No less than three Webster overseas sites are in trouble right now Thailand, London and Vienna.
Even though Webster St. Louis claims they are a not for profit, in truth, its real set-up is more like a committee managed, (in this case poorly managed) private equity fund.