Anybody know anything about this?
From Don’s Desk:
CCC announced that I will serve as the Interim President, Wilbur Wright College, which I will do while retaining my role as President, Harold Washington College.
There’s more over there. In the meantime, what happened? First the VP, now the President?
Calling Gladys Kravitz–what the hell is going on up there?
UPDATE: Just to be clear, per usual, I want to discourage idle gossip and speculation and I certainly don’t want to put anyone’s personal business on Intertoobz blast. It seems that some of what is (or will be) going on is explained in an email sent to everyone at Wright this morning from President Palos. Given that it was sent to everyone at Wright College and so is basically a public document, I don’t think it’s out of line to share some of it here:
I have been privileged during these past 18 months to lead Wright College during a time of tremendous energy and positive change…
This has been a time of enormous growth for the college and for me personally. I have been inspired by passionate faculty, dedicated students, and committed staff. I have given Wright my all, but for personal reasons I believe that it is time for another to continue leading the college through its Reinvention to ensure we are as student-centered as possible and deliver ever greater opportunities for our students, whether they are looking to transfer or get into a job right now.
I have resigned as president effective December 31. Though this was a difficult decision to make, I believe it is the right one for me. I am especially grateful to Chancellor Hyman for the friendship and understanding that she showed when I communicated my decision to her. Her support and concern have been touching. I have worked with District leadership on a succession plan to see this wonderful institution through this transition successfully. I am leaving the college in capable and dedicated hands.
First, I know all of you will continue to be good stewards of Wright College and wonderful champions for our students. Second, I am pleased to announce that Donald Laackman, President of Harold Washington College, will serve as interim president while a search for my successor is underway. President Laackman will continue in his duties at HWC, to which he will return full-time upon completion of the Wright College presidential search. We will bring President Laackman to campus soon, prior to my departure, so he can get acquainted with the college, and the college with him.
He will be assisted by the entire leadership team both at Wright and at District. Also, as you know, Associate Vice Chancellor Mike Davis has joined us as interim vice president. Mike is overlapping with VP Cynthia Cordes until the end of the month; he will be able to assist President Laackman as he himself gets acclimated to Wright.
First Metoyer, now Davis and Laackman. Should we start calling Wright “Harold North”?