It was a full house this morning in IVC's PAC lobby as Chancellor Burke and Acting IVC President Vyskocil met staff and faculty, answering questions about recent events and the future.
"There was," as one attendee quipped, "no dog and pony show. Just questions and straight answers."
"It was an act of transparency."
While some questions may not have been asked (Vyskocil suggested emailing her questions that people may not wished to have asked in a public forum), those that did were answered.
Vyskocil declared she would not be a candidate for the position of president and did not plan to institute any major changes during her time. That, she said, would be up to the new president.
July 1 is the desired date for a new pres to take office.
The district will be hiring an agency to assist in facilitating a nationwide search.
Both Burke and Vyskocil characterized the current hiring processes as "unique" and "restrictive," suggesting that they had never encountered anything like it in their extensive experiences at other institutions. Expect more change to address these issues which will result in more campus involvement and representation.
For those who couldn't make it or who want more, the next town hall is Tuesday, tomorrow, at 4:30.
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