Thursday night’s Board of Trustees meeting should be a doozy.
The most major (and probably most controversial) issues on the agenda are a new governance system and a complete overhaul of the administrative structure. The proposal reduces the number of department chairs from over 60 to 7, replacing them with a dozen deans at a reported savings of over $2 million annually.
In addition, there are proposed changes in the way the college collects students fees, reductions to child care programs, and progress reports on our financial status, the enrollment management plan, and “site consolidations.”
The action is supposed to start at 6:30 pm on the Ocean Campus, Multi-Use Building, room 140, and who knows how late it will go.
But wait . . . there’s more. Starting at 4:00 pm, the Board will consider and probably approve a contract for the college’s new Special Trustee, Bob Agrella, retired president of Santa Rosa Junior College.
Even if the Board approves just half of all this, it would represent the most major changes at the college in decades.