Marsee will go down in CR's history as the "Great Unifier": he has single-handedly unified the entire staff, faculty, and students in their total opposition to him.
Dear Hank: we are very grateful that the NCJ has given us a forum to speak out about the extreme problems CR is having with Dr. Marsee, and I'm glad to see that journalists are apparently still listening to us. The Board has been ignoring us for a year and a half, and we don't know at this point whether they will finally help us now. Someone needs to continue to investigate all of these violations of ethical governance and the public trust. We can only hope that CR can be rescued before a vindictive Marsee comes back from Russia, ready and willing to intimidate and/or fire those people who have honestly spoken out, or those he perceives to be critical of his autocratic and unethical management style. He regularly uses, for example, the intimidation tactic of threatening lay-offs in order to balance a budget that he himself managed to ruin. Please keep monitoring this story closely. We still need the public's attentiveness and help.
Who are the members of the "Skunkworks"? Does anyone know? Where are their minutes and reports, and how do they influence the direction of the college?
Where is complete report from the Brain Trust, and why can't CR and the community see it? (I'm assuming that this report was funded by public money.)
What about the money in Fund 15? Why can't we find any published Board report about how this public money is spent?
This alarming lack of transparency surely demonstrates that Marsee, the Board, and perhaps even local businesses are trying to hide something from CR and the community here. What is happening to our college? Is this what the Board was talking about when they informed us at their last meeting that "we are part of it, but not all of it"?
If a vote by the Board was not recorded in the minutes and not reported out, would this be a violation of the Brown Act? Has CR's Board violated the law?
We all pulled together that year under Tom Harris' leadership. That academic year (2007-2008) PROVES that we can move forward in unity as an institution, if only we had the right leader.
The year that Tom Harris was President undeniably demonstrated that we could all work together towards a common set of mutually agreed upon institutional goals. BRING BACK TOM!!!
Ever notice how CR's "You're Worth a Million Bucks" ad campaign rolled out about a month before Ruth Bettenhausen tried to warn the Board about the missing million? It looks like Marsee was making excuses and covering his tracks for his "million dollar mistake" as early as last semester.
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