Interim Superintendent-President Robert Miller will recommend Chad Crittenden as the 2015 commencement speaker to the Board of Trustees.
The accreditation visit team from the state arrived on Monday to start its evaluation of the school and to write an “exit report” disclosing what observations were made about PCC during its four day visit.
Matthew Jordan, one of the creators of the school’s accreditation report, suddenly resigned his position as the interim dean of instructional support at a crucial time during the accreditation process, according to school officials.
The Board of Trustees has begun an official process for finding an interim chief of police after it fired Don Yoder at its Nov. 17 meeting.
Today’s news that the administration and Academic Senate have reached an agreement on full-time faculty hiring is a positive sign that collegial discussion may be beginning to mitigate the bitter division at PCC.
Faculty and administration leaders have agreed to hire 35 full-time faculty members by September 2015, resolving a dispute between the two groups about the school’s personnel needs.
The question of how many full-time instructors should be hired resurfaced at Monday’s Academic Senate meeting, drawing an exasperated apology from administrative leadership and exposing divisions within the faculty group.
Academic Senate president Eduardo Cairo announced that the senate executive committee would work only the minimum number of required hours in response to interim president Robert Miller’s estimates of full-time faculty hiring needs that Cairo said merely attempt to meet state minimums.
The school will begin a national search by hiring a headhunting firm to find a permanent superintendent, according to Board President Anthony Fellow.
Months after the widely publicized commencement debacle involving alumnus Dustin Lance Black, former Interim Director of Public Relations Valerie Wardlaw has “moved on” and no longer works at the college, according to school officials.