Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The Governing Board, that is.
With a mere 24 hours notice, the SWC GB has called an "emergency" meeting to "evaluate" Superintendent/President Raj K. Chopra.
Interestingly, the Board has made absolutely no effort to solicit input from community members, students, faculty, or staff.
With three members (Board President Yolanda Salcido and members Jean Roesch and Terri Valladolid) up for a recall vote, we can't help but wonder about the motives underlying this latest move.
It's possible that the three are nervous about the recall vote and are going to finally take action against Chopra. Given their past actions, however, we guess this is unlikely.
More in line with the Board's previous behavior would be a commendation and another raise for Chopra.
Especially given that just-retired John Wilson (and publicly acknowledged boyfriend of GB Pres. Yolanda Salcido) received a 50K+ sweetheart deal as a consultant at the last GB meeting, it's not difficult to imagine Chop demanding his 50K+ too (in contrast to the "lousy 15,000" he got last round).
Meanwhile, students can't get the classes they need because of cuts due to the "budget crisis."
Tomorrow's Board meeting will begin at 5:30 in the Board Room (214 on the main campus), where public comments can be made. The meeting will then move to closed session in 100A. Apparently, any post-meeting announcements will also be made in 100A.
Here's the agenda.