Subtlety & Understatement

Oh, my. Here's your assignment for today, kids. First, read KY's description of the end of the last Board of Trustees meeting from the Board minutes. Then, go here and play the videos. Then, beat your head against a flat, hard surface.


Note: Yowell never responded substantively to Brad Reed's presentation; instead, he spent ten minutes ranting about cruelty, meanness, handfuls of faculty, facebooks, besmirchments, his allegedly good name, and, for whatever reason, blogs. Now, if all Board minutes look like this, every record of the board's workings are freaking useless. Thank you.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

About the level of information that the Board receives?

Anonymous said...

Fine mesh strainer.

Anonymous said...

Board is all too willing to just accept and trust everything that is put on their plates. The CQI is a terrible farce that wastes huge amounts of money for JK salary and travel-training exercises that are almost comical except for the fact we have had thru them. Few follow the CQI procedures and rules especially KY's little elite band of administrators. Board renews KY's contract based on what HE tells them he has accomplished? Policy governance works great for his royal highness. You get the point.

Anonymous said...

Oops. JS salary, not JK.

Anonymous said...

Let's not be too hard nor harsh on the Board members. The lavish travel with spouses, the Broadway shows, munching on lobster-size shrimp, these things all take energy. Little time is left for perusing tediuosly filtered Jane data and Yowl's stats. Too close a look might even embarrass a Board member's push to purchase from favored sources.

Editorial Junta said...

The question is--and this is a serious one--can does the phrase "employ the...influence of the public official’s office..." count if the deals didn't go through? I would like to think so, but.

Anonymous said...

Dear EJ, all would like to think so, but probably not. Of course, in a more perfect world, culprits, once identified, would do the honorable thing and step down. Alas, so would the inept leader.

Anonymous said...

Well.
The inept leader doesn't believe for a minute that what he says and does is anything less than perfect. Makes it easy for him to have contradictory statements. Makes it easy for him to justify actions like dismissing more than 100 employees and then denying it is a dismissal. Makes it easy to feed the Board his never-ending flight of fantasy. Makes it easy, I suppose, to look at himself in the mirror each morning.
The honourable thing? An honourable leader would not have had the surprise meetings, and would not have sent out the absurd letters, followed by the denials and Board meeting rant. Advise you bet everything that KY will never do the honourable thing and step down. He exits only when the Board awakens from its slumber and puts him out with the cat. Only other way is proof of things so many suspect. Have to wonder how tightly he has woven his web. He might be wondering the same.

tick tock

Anonymous said...

Whence cometh community support? Unlike Sinclair and most other Ohio community colleges , Edison receives no local revenue support from the area it serves. KY's only initiative to gain support was a dismal failure. The local area is not known for being rabidly non-supporting of its schools. Is it Yowell or is it the community? Perhaps local voters can identify wastage when seen.

Anonymous said...

Community support? In 20 years KY has never engaged the locals in such manner as to gain the vital support of community insiders. Not only was the levy attempt a disaster (3 to 1 against), the recent capital campaign fell far short of the funds needed. That alone should motivate the Board to move KY off his throne.

Anonymous said...

Got it. Big part of the prez' job is to garner community support. Right-o. Maybe better we try levy vote in Dayton? 20 years and no local traction is a dismal failure for sure. The board must be blind.

Anonymous said...

Yet, dear critics, let us not forget that the trustees are well-fed, entertained and happy. And they are local, are they not?

The northern Miami Valley is essentially composed of good, simple folk with solid family values. Yowell, as an iconoclastic and elitist snob, and a person of questionable marital acumen, could never relate, nor be related to by this area.