June 22, 2006

BREAKING NEWS: Williams Won't

Nine days after accepting the position, the college's pick for vice president of Student Services, Teresa Williams, has reconsidered.

Today's a posting on Infolist, the college's main listserve, announced Williams' withdrawal and named an interim replacement.
DAY TO BE INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT SERVICES Teresa Williams has withdrawn her name as the new vice president of Student Services. Dennis Day, currently dean, Student Services, will be the interim vice president for Student Services, effective July 1. A decision about filling the position permanently will be made after the successful completion of the presidential search.
Day applied for the position in 2001. However, the college instead hired Jon Long. Long announced his resignation in February citing institutional intimidation.

Long tried to have the resignation rescinded when allegations of sexual harassment by then college president Charles Carlsen surfaced. Despite support for Long from students, the Board of Trustees rejected his request. Day applied for the position again and was again rejected in favor of Williams.

A posting on Infolist nine days ago announced William's arrival.
NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT SERVICES Pending approval by the board of trustees at their meeting June 15, Dr. Teresa J. Williams, Highland Springs, Va., will be named the new vice president, Student Services. She will start at JCCC July 31, although she will be on campus at the end of June to meet with people and explore the community.
During her May 23 presentation Williams responded to a question asking how she'd advocate for students possibly against the wishes of her supervisor or the Board of Trustees. Williams quickly replied that she'd rather work at Wal-Mart than compromise her integrity.