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NIC: Demolition team at work

| November 27, 2021 1:00 AM

In his Oct. 19 column, Mr. Ginorio states that the “reformist” NIC trustees need to advertise their goals and state how their reforms will improve NIC. Right. Agreed if they were thoughtful reformers with honorable intentions rather than the demolition crew they have proven to be so far.

Consider what has happened since they took control. A competent and respected president was fired. The Vice Presidents of Instruction and Student Services have resigned or “retired” with the VP of Business and Finance soon to follow.

Also the Dean of Career & Technical Education/Workforce Training is “retiring.” There are more.

The administration is in disarray. Accreditation is threatened and may well be lost, meaning fewer students, diminished value of credentials, and inability to transfer credits.

It is not an overstatement that the future of our valuable community college is on the line. Its loss would be disastrous for current and future students and the community.

It is a community college and the community needs to defend it by making our voices heard in the hope that the trustees will listen, though past evidence is not encouraging.

Somehow we need to prevent this train wreck from happening. Hopefully it is not too late, but a lot of damage has already been done.



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