MCCD Governing Board Election Results

Here is a recap:

  • Hendrix resigned as Board president at the beginning of the Board meeting.
  • Sullivan nominated Thor as Board president. McGrath nominated Hendrix. Thor was elected by a 4-3 vote.
  • Nerini nominated Sullivan as Board secretary. Hendrix nominated Winn. Winn was elected by a 4-3 vote.

FA President and Provost Interviewed by KJZZ

FA President John Schampel and Provost Karla Fisher were interviewed about the HLC’s response to the complaint filed. Listen at Maricopa Community College Faculty, Workers Criticize Provision Changes.

HLC’s Response Letter sent to District

HLC has sent the response to the District:

HLC Response Letter to MCCCD

The response states that the Governing Board’s actions have prompted HLC’s addition of an “area of focus” (focused on the Governing Board’s actions outlined in the FA’s complaint) that will be included in Gateway’s upcoming HLC Accreditation visit.  According to the HLC website, “Commission staff may expand the focus of the evaluation where appropriate to review additional topics of concern to the Commission.” For context, this would be the equivalent of an accreditation criterion not being fully met during a regular HLC visit.

Chancellor Sent HLC a Response

The Chancellor has sent a response to HLC about the complaint:

Response to HLC from the Chancellor

The specific issues brought forward in the complaint were not addressed in the response.

DACA Success Grant & Go Fund Me

The Faculty Foundation has created a “DACA Success Grant” to help qualified students bridge the difference between in-state tuition and the court mandated out-of-state tuition. Please support our students by donating at our Go Fund Me account and by sharing it on social media! Anything helps. Thank you!