“Youngkin asked for a briefing of the board’s strategy, a discussion about the search, and a list of candidates and their qualifications”
Lots of voters in Virginia will be happy to hear this. This is one of the reasons they elected Younkin.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:
Youngkin concerned about Virginia Community College System’s search for new leader
Gov. Glenn Youngkin has demanded he be involved in the hiring of next head of the Virginia Community College System, expressing concern over declining enrollment and jobs going unfilled.
The State Board for Community Colleges will name a new chancellor this summer, replacing Glenn DuBois, who in August announced his retirement. The search committee has begun to interview candidates. Youngkin says his office has been excluded from the hiring process.
In a letter dated Sunday and obtained by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Youngkin asked for a briefing of the board’s strategy, a discussion about the search, and a list of candidates and their qualifications.
“I am writing to express my concerns about the search process and your unwillingness to collaborate with our administration on our priorities in workforce development,” Youngkin wrote to Nathaniel Bishop, chair of the State Board for Community Colleges and the head of the search committee. “Our exclusion from this process demonstrates misfeasance, and I would be derelict if I did not express that the next chancellor should be aligned with the governor” on issues of workforce development, transparency and expanding educational opportunities.
In a statement, Bishop called the hiring process “confidential” but said the board shares Youngkin’s desire to hire a chancellor who collaborates with the administration.
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