$1,875 and Good-Bye

I attended the meeting of the McHenry County College Board tonight because of the following agenda item: ACCEPT AND APPROVE DR. SMITH’S NOTICE OF INTENT TO RETIRE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2015, AND GRANT DR. SMITH A POST RETIREMENT STIPEND … Continue reading

MCC President Scheduled for Post-Retirement Stipend

Next Thursday’s McHenry County College Board meeting will consider giving outgoing President Vicky Smith a “post-retirement stipend.” It is nowhere near as large as the Golden Parachute that ex-President Walt Packard was granted, but it did surprise me. Here’s what … Continue reading

MCC President Tries to Insert Herself in Trustee Election

At the end of March, the McHenry County League of Women Voters held a candidates’ night for McHenry County College Trustee aspirants. At the meeting, one, Karen Tirio, said Concerning tuition increases, Tirio said her attendance at meetings gave her … Continue reading

MCC President’s Secret Evaluation Tuesday

There are three items of significance on Tuesday night’s 6:30 meeting of the McHenry County College Board: PUBLIC COMMENTS Three (3) Minutes Per Person or Less PRESIDENT’S REPORT CLOSED SESSION A. 120/2(C) Exception #1, Personnel (President’s Evaluation) Previous boards have … Continue reading

MCC’s Smith Not Going to Cuba

Well before President Barack Obama’s announcement that relations with Cuba were being warmed, the Executive Director of the Illinois Community College Board sent the following email to presidents of her member colleges: From: Karen Anderson [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Tuesday, October 21, … Continue reading