Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Call To Action! Save Madison Area Technical College

They are in the process of selecting a new president for the Madison Area Technical College.  They have the list narrowed down to a few finalists:
Following an intensive national search, three candidates have been named finalists to serve as Madison College's eighth president. They will participate in a series of forums for campus employees, students and community members.

They are Stephen Curtis, president of Community College of Philadelphia; Jack Daniels, president of Los Angeles Southwest College; and Ann Valentine, chancellor of the Wabash Valley Region of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. Forums are scheduled at each of Madison College’s regional campuses and at the Truax campus in Madison. Public/community forums will be held at the Truax campus from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on June 25-27 in room 142.

Related to this, I found this taped to my cyber backdoor:
This is from the MATC Recall Walker list, and fitting, because we have a small time Scott Walker very close to being president of MATC. His name is Stephen M. Curtis and he is one of three finalists for the job. We have a good chance of stopping him, but only by acting quickly, because the decision is going to be made later this week.
Curtis is known by teachers and staff at the Community College of Philadelphia as an arrogant, autocratic, obstinate person who never listens and hates workers and unions, indeed anyone who dares to have a say at their own workplace. The faculty at CCP voted no confidence in him in 2007 and he has refused to finalize their collective bargaining agreement for over two years. He was fired in early June, just after being named a finalist at MATC. He is a national spokesman for privatizing public community colleges and is working night and day to outsource vital functions at his school, including custodial.

We need to attend his public forum in force and challenge him; a half hour is devoted to Q&A:
What: Stephen M Curtis MATC President's Forum
Where: Room 142 Truax
When: Thursday June 27, 2013 (day after tomorrow!)
Time: 12:45 - 1:45 pm
Madison, you know what to do.

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