Folks, People from everywhere are talking about the scandals at the Cleveland Community College. An article from the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, a Raleigh “Think Tank” and non-profit group seeking to improve education, was the first outsider to blow the whistle on CCC. Just a bit later a group from Rutherford County joined in with the whistleblowing, just about the same time that we started sounding the alarm too that things were bad wrong at the Community College.
Now, from our website alone readers (over 107,000 readers per week per our most recent check) from around the state, around the country and even around the planet-including Australia- have tuned in to the scandalous mess at Cleveland Community College, fully expecting that the Board of Trustees or the state Agency over North Carolina community colleges would be doing something by now. But NOooo. Any kind of appropriate disciplinary action at CCC, even a third party investigation, has been gridlocked by a do nothing Board of Trustees and a do nothing state agency.
But we are doing our part on letting the public know about the goings on at CCC. Another local blog started by a CCC person has been gaining traction as well as our Spartanburg area friends Palmetto News-Opinion.
We have attached the most recent opinion article from Palmetto News-Opinion titled “Cleveland Community College-See How They Run”, regarding the coming Tuesday July 11, 2017 CCC Board of Trustees meeting for your convenience.
Cleveland Community College – See how they run
Shelby, NC — The trustees of Cleveland Community College will meet again at noon, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. The meeting could be a very interesting event, especially if the trustees do what they alluded to doing in their last meeting. If so, then look for some drama from the administration, and maybe a couple of others. According to what I’ve read on a blog, that addresses some of the issues going on at the college, I see some holier than thou attitudes and remarks coming from those who claim the blog owner and some commenters are nothing less than disgruntled employees who are wanting to cause trouble. Isn’t that what the admin has been claiming all along? So, that leads me to believe that those who make these particular comments, are indeed, some higher ups in the administration. And, to show their true character (or lack of) they resort to making fun of a persons hair, appearance, dating habits, etc. I pity the new President that will take this job, if all of the administrative personnel are still around. Instead of the dreaded purge that the employees fear, maybe it’s time to begin the purge at the top, and work downward. The trustees should make it as seamless as possible, for the new hire to come in with a clean slate not only for himself, but for the students and instructors as well. Everyone will benefit if all problems are addressed and dealt with. Some, I’m sure, will be dealt with in a court of law.
The administration is solely to blame for the atmosphere they created. And the trustees are to blame for turning a deaf ear and ignoring these problems for as long as they have. It’s true, the trustees cannot right all wrongs, but they can right the wrongs that are still there. Public records show that some people who have poured their lives and dollars into this school, are now saying, “no more”, because of not only the action that has been going on, but also the inaction from those whom were chosen to do such. It’s a known fact that many people who serve on different boards in Cleveland County, have scratched, clawed, begged and pleaded to be placed there. Yet, once they’re on the board, they become afraid to go against those to whom they are tasked to be held into account. Too many of them are always ready and willing to sit around, laugh and slap backs with one another, and even lie, if necessary, in order to protect their “friend”, the boss. What so many of them fail to realize, the boss serves at the pleasure of the trustees. The trustees do not serve in order to pleasure the boss. Is that too hard to remember? When the going gets tough…see how they run?
[Ed. note: It would be a great service to the people if someone at the meeting Tuesday could use your phone and share the meeting with everyone via Facebook Live from your page, and pass the word as to how to find it.]