The Northwest Herald’s Kevin Craver has been a busy guy.
He just posted a scathing piece on his blog, “Opening Doors.”
The subject is the very “special” meeting of the McHenry County College Board to extend the contract of President Vicky Smith’s contract, which does not expire until the middle of 2014.
Craver asks if the meeting notice complies with the new provisions of the Open Meetings Act.
Undoubtedly any vote will be brought to the attention of the Public Access Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.
It takes the AG’s Office a long time to render a decision, however.
But back to my headline.
Does anyone on the Board–holdovers or thos whose term of office is over April 25th–think that
- extending President Smith’s contract or
- increasing her salary beyond what the current contract calls for or
- providing her with a big golden parachute similar to the one given Packard
will improve the College’s image?
Certainly, the “re-branding” under Smith’s leadership didn’t or two of her biggest supporters wouldn’t have lost the election so badly.
So, I ask the current Trustees:
Do you really care about the future of McHenry County College?
If you do, cancel this meeting.
Don’t take action that will get you another negative front page story in the Northwest Herald.
And, who knows, the Daily Herald might even send a reporter and make the situation worse.
The email address is email@example.com for those who wish to comment on the situation.