Saddleback College faculty perplexed over sudden departure of school president Gregory Anderson
leaving confusion among employees, a faculty representative said. . . . The scant information has left the 400 full-time and 1,400 part-time employees at the 25,000-student college confused, said Mark Blethen, president of the South Orange County College District Faculty Association, representing faculty at Saddleback and Irvine Valley colleges.
“The only statements that have come out have been the very vague emails,” he said. . . . “We were all blind-sided by it,” he said. “The timing is odd that it comes so close to the end of the semester. . . . “We’re all puzzled,” Blethen said. “I’ve had a lot of calls from faculty.” . . . District officials have declined to provide details about Anderson’s departure.