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PCC faculty call for Board to resign; Chancellor searches continue

Embattled PCC is looking for two chief executives at the same time: a (very) interim head to replace interim Chancellor Suzanne Miles, and a permanent leader, whom PCC officials hope to have in place by July 1. Meanwhile, the Faculty Senate is poised for a no-confidence vote in the college's Governing Board.... Read more»

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Mar 28, 2013, 3:55 pm
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Pima’s Staff Council, which represents non-faculty employees, is also poised to weigh in on the issues facing the college, but has yet to publicly release a statement.

Despite my hyper-asshole boss Jeff White’s idiotic claims to the contrary, I was a pretty popular guy at Northwest Campus. Hence, when I ran for Staff Council I was elected. (Did not finish my term, was transferred/promoted to East Campus before my term was up).

Staff council did have several concerned people who wanted to initiate positive change and do good for the college. Unfortunately, they were outnumbered by a bunch of PCC yes-men who didn’t want to rock the boat, and whose only reason for serving was to get out of work for two or three hours every month. Hence, it was impossible to get anything meaningful done, and I saw it as a complete waste of time. That’s why when I moved over to East I didn’t bother to submit my name for election. I was glad to be out of Staff Council.

Granted, I’ve been out of PCC for over three years now, and perhaps things have changed…but I don’t see that happening in the case of Staff Council. Of course, I hope I’m wrong on this one.

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Mar 28, 2013, 4:07 pm
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Miles announced earlier this month that she would step down as PCC’s chief executive to become president of the Community Campus.

Miles should be one of the first ones fired. Her “stepping down” is a near-meaningless gesture. The pay for a campus president isn’t all that far from the reduced-salary she decided to accept in the wake of the outrage over paying two chancellor salaries. I assure you, her household finances will be unaffected by this move.

Miles was number two for pretty much of Flores’ term, if not all of it. Her claims that “she didn’t know”...please. I’m glad the HLC called her out on that. If you’re number two for that long, and you’re saying you didn’t know what was going on, one of two things is true:

-you’re lying
-you’re so much of a stark-raving idiot that you’re clearly incapable of being number two and should have never been in that spot to begin with

Miles was/is a big part of the problem, and needs to go with the board (Dr. Lee excepted, of course).

Speaking of the board, perhaps they can explain why they’re clutching so tightly to these unpaid positions, even after being thoroughly disgraced as they have and being asked to resign by so many.

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Mar 29, 2013, 4:22 pm
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Miles is also out of the running for a community college job in Oregon.

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PCC Governing Board members Even, Cortez, Stewart, Lee and Longoria at Monday's special meeting.

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