At PVCC much talk surrounds budgets these days. How can we preserve our mission to serve the community while cutting costs?
One issue under discussion has been the hiring of a new president for PVCC. Should the district save time and money by choosing to appoint PVCC’s interim president, Paul Dale, or should it go through an expensive and drawn out search? A search could cost up to $80,000, depending on how it’s done.
Dale has been an administrator at PVCC since 1997 and has held the position of interim president before in 2003 and 2004.
Proponents of following the hiring process say we must search for the best and then everyone will feel good about it, even if the decision ends up being for Dale after all. Most acknowledge that it probably will be for Dale.
I say, haven’t we learned something important—the significance of securing leadership that understands our college’s culture and history? Dale has been here, knows and has helped build our programs. I say we are blessed to have him and we don’t want to lose him.
Saving money and time by choosing to appoint Dale would be a sound choice for our college and our budgets.