Thursday, April 25, 2013

Werle moves from IVC to Saddleback College

     Kathy Werle is a particularly well-regarded administrator here at Irvine Valley College. (One naturally wonders how she managed to be hired.) She was appointed Dean, Academic Programs, in December, 2010. She started that position in January of 2011—just over two years ago.
     Item 6.9 on the agenda (pdf) for Monday's meeting of the SOCCCD board of trustees includes the following:

Werle's appointment will be effective June 1. 
Rajen Vurdien has been President of Fullerton College since 2010    
     We wish her well.
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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Her problem is that she is not an asshole. That's why they're shipping her off to SB.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reading the agenda. God knows when they would have announced it. I expect they will replace her with You Know Who.

Roy Bauer said...

Actually, my Senate partner alerted me to this.
I'm not so sure about YKW. She's seriously damaged goods.

Anonymous said...

Fullerton College is great - congrats Rajen. Werle is great - congrats Saddleback. I am afraid we are stuck with You Know Who - that how Glen does it.

Anonymous said...

Rajen is looking
http://articles.glendalenewspress.com/2013-04-10/news/tn-gnp-0409-glendale-community-college-superintendent_1_next-superintendent-five-finalists-interim-president

http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_23090999/six-candidates-vying-president-rio-hondo-college

Anonymous said...

When leadership fails, good people tend to leave. This is just the beginning of a number of dominos falling. The improved job market in academia will give opportunities to those who want to get away from IVC.

Anonymous said...

Kathy Werle was a breath of fresh, sane, competent air at IVC. She will be missed. (And yes, my money is on You Know Who.)

Anonymous said...

Does YKW equal LDA?

Anonymous said...

Well, YKW is "You Know Who." So....

Anonymous said...

And since "You Know Who" is L**, then, well....

Anonymous said...

YKW could be worse than LDA, WG!

Anonymous said...

someone from the past....

Anonymous said...

It is wonderful to see a competent, gracious, intelligent, forward-looking person secure a position that will give her the ability to showcase her many skills.

I keep thinking that "breath of fresh air" is exactly the phrase to characterize her. She never looks for credit, she always rolls up her sleeves and does the work, she finds ways to solve problems, and she is current in the literature. I have never been in a meeting with Kathy where she didn't shine.

She is a tremendous loss to us.

Anonymous said...

Kathy,

Welcome to Saddleback, Kathy. We, the faculty, look forward to working with you.

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