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Foothill-De Anza names four finalists to be next chancellor

Original post made on Apr 30, 2023

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District's board of trustees announced four finalists to be the district's next chancellor, with the candidates slated to participate in open forums at Foothill College next week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, April 29, 2023, 5:56 PM

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Posted by Jeremy Erman
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 30, 2023 at 12:22 am

Jeremy Erman is a registered user.

Foothill-DeAnza board meetings where members of the public can comment are usually in the evening, so why are all these forums in the middle of the day when most people are working or in class? This timing shuts out many--perhaps most--of the people who would want to participate in this process.

I am very disappointed by this timetable, and the last-minute announcement--these forums are next week! How can these forums be properly publicized, and people find the time to attend on such short notice?

However, the continuous cuts in programs and classes that began with the 2008-2009 recession, combined with the 2020-2021 COVID shutdowns, have gutted this once outstanding community college district--as well as other community college districts across California--and it's not clear that a change in leadership will have much effect on the decline: the California legislature and other government/policy organizations mandated most of the cuts and policy changes that have devastated Foothill-De-Anza--particularly Foothill--over the past fifteen years, so without action by the state legislature--which generally seems oblivious to or uncaring of its own destructive role--I don't think we'll see much positive change or renewal in the Foothill-DeAnza district anytime soon.

I would love to be proven wrong, but I've watched this process unfold since the "Great Recession", and it's been very depressing to see.

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