Check out these newspaper articles on two of the semifinalists:
- Ronald Erickson, president of Hocking College:
President might quit unless board of trustees stops its ‘relentless challenge’ of his leadership
- Constance Mierendorf, senior adviser at Hudson County Community College in New Jersey:
Ex-Sussex County college president files lawsuit on being dismissed in ‘witch hunt’ college board meeting
(October 21, 2010)
(Troubled relationships with past boards — whatever the reason — is often a warning flag to potential future ones.)
Then there’s Alex Kajstura, provost of the Norfolk campus of Tidewater Community College in Virginia. Looks like he has been gunning for presidencies at Brookhaven College in Texas, South Piedmont Community College in North Carolina, and last year at Tallahassee Community College in Flordia, judging from a quick search.
What does that say? Does it make it look like he’s just looking to get out of Tidewater — no matter where? Not enough focused interest in Anoka? Does it look a little desperate?
In any case, I guess MnSCU spokeswoman Melinda Voss comment that “sometimes, there’s just not a match” appears all too true.
(Thanks to MPR’s Paul Tosto, who found many of these links.)