College board has a huge responsibility
The Haywood Community College Board of Trustees has chosen a different selection method for naming a college president this time around — one that totally closes the public, college staff and students out of the process.
It is different from the process used when previous president Rose Johnson was selected six years ago, which was to use a community selection committee to winnow down the candidate pool. It differs from the route chosen last year when five finalists were introduced to the community during discussion sessions. Considering the outcome of that round — the board decided none were the right fit at Haywood Community College — perhaps it is understandable the board went for a total public information blackout this go around.
Not only did the public not have a chance to vet the ...