As Marlowe wrote a few days ago, both attempts to fire him were meant to silence criticism. As if that wasn't enough, the Board has indirectly (inconsequential) and directly tried to silence criticism. It's clear Yowell and the Board (collectively) aren't going to listen to us.
So, what are we supposed to do? We can start by letting people know what's going on--not just our friends, but people who need to know and will ask questions. Below is a list of contacts, local and national. Link them to the Illuminator, give names of administrators and Board members. Let them call; let them come and visit.
Dave Larsen, Dayton Daily News: (937) 225-2419 or dlarsen@DaytonDailyNews.com.
WHIOTV (channel 7): (937) 259-2111 email@example.com
Inside Higher Ed: Ideas for articles, opinion pieces, columns, and other editorial features should be sent to Scott Jaschik, editor, orDoug Lederman, editor.
The Ohio Association of Community Colleges: Phone: (614) 221-OACC (6222)
Toll-Free: 1-888-533-6222 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Fingerhut: email@example.com 614-466-0887
I apologize for the crazy fonts, copy and paste does that. Notes: Chancellor Fingerhut doesn't seem to be reliable in responding to email. He hasn't responded to my email from April, and I don't believe anyone else has heard from him. In case you haven't heard, the Ohio Assoc. of Comm. Colleges recently appointed Edison Board of Trustee Darryl Mehaffie to be Vice-Chair. Good for him. I don't know him but have heard he's not the worst of the Board members. He might learn he's an awkward spot.
Start writing. Express your concern. Be polite.