College president is a problem

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PHD

Syracuse, NY

#1 Jul 6, 2011
So what's all this i hear about the college president being as wacky as the last one? She screams and yells at people for no reason, goes off like a lose cannon, has taken on the role of curator of some nutjob's museum pieces like they are her personal property, and claims to be all about creating an aura of respect from the students when she shows none to staff at the college.

On top of all that, she takes her raise but cancels fireworks because the college can't afford them?!??!??!? Wow...what an awful representative of our community she has turned out to be.
Breckin

Constableville, NY

#2 Jul 6, 2011
Don't get me started with her. Very erratic behavior. Stupid move canceling the fireworks!
www herkimernow org

Saranac Lake, NY

#3 Jul 6, 2011
Frankly, she's been more of a hindrance than a help to www.herkimernow.org .

After our recent committee meeting at Beanie's, some of us thought with her $160,000 salary she would pop for a couple rounds at Pete's Bar down the street -- but nooooooo.

But what to expect from a party-pooper who cancels July 4th fireworks based on a personal vendetta?
power bar

Utica, NY

#4 Jul 8, 2011
does anyone know carl lohman
ConnieV

Constableville, NY

#5 Jul 8, 2011
www herkimernow org wrote:
Frankly, she's been more of a hindrance than a help to www.herkimernow.org .
After our recent committee meeting at Beanie's, some of us thought with her $160,000 salary she would pop for a couple rounds at Pete's Bar down the street -- but nooooooo.
But what to expect from a party-pooper who cancels July 4th fireworks based on a personal vendetta?


What is the personal vendetta? I thought the fireworks were cancelled because there were no sponsers willing to come up with the money. For those that sponsored in the past, not sponsoring this year was a real blow to the community. Do you think the public has boycotted any of the previous sponsers? Probably not.
WhiteVortex

Poland, NY

#6 Jul 8, 2011
The vendetta started when she cried poor mouth to the county legislature who then gave the college $50,000 beyond the original budget in good faith.
She browbeat the weak Board of Trustees into giving her a $14,000 "raise" (after about a year on the job), so she wound up keeping almost 30% of the money for herself. When it hit the news, the legislature asked for the $50k back which she refused. So, the local gov't cut the support services usually provided for the fireworks event, and rather than try and find a solution, she again forced the Board's hand to cancel the event in spite. That is the vendetta. It is always all about her, and the heck with everyone and anything else.
Here is the original story that got the ball rolling:
http://www.uticaod.com/news/x503204407/HCCC-p...
Angry Annie

Baltimore, MD

#7 Jul 9, 2011
Pretty scary when students walking by an office hear the person in charge yelling. I know for a fact that people walking past have heard screaming, my son included. What is going on? so unprofessional. U call that respect???? I call that unstable!!!
I Pay Taxes

Herkimer, NY

#9 Jul 9, 2011
power bar wrote:
does anyone know carl lohman
I know him, very nice guy. what does this topic has to do with him?
woof

Boonville, NY

#10 Jul 10, 2011
anybody know whats going on with the athletic department there? rumor has it the state is investigating the top dog.
yup

Ithaca, NY

#11 Jul 10, 2011
ConnieV wrote:
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What is the personal vendetta? I thought the fireworks were cancelled because there were no sponsers willing to come up with the money. For those that sponsored in the past, not sponsoring this year was a real blow to the community. Do you think the public has boycotted any of the previous sponsers? Probably not.
Actually, the College didn't even ask for sponsors, just canceled it. The Alumni Association had already put up $7500 and was willing to put up another $2500.
WhiteVortex

Poland, NY

#12 Jul 10, 2011
yup wrote:
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Actually, the College didn't even ask for sponsors, just canceled it. The Alumni Association had already put up $7500 and was willing to put up another $2500.
Sponsors had nothing to do with it. She wanted to thumb her nose at the people who wanted her to give back the $14,000 she took from the legislature.
So, she did.
puff puff pass

Ithaca, NY

#13 Jul 14, 2011
I Pay Taxes wrote:
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I know him, very nice guy. what does this topic has to do with him?
not the dealings i have had with him hes not
I Pay Taxes

Herkimer, NY

#14 Jul 14, 2011
puff puff pass wrote:
<quoted text>not the dealings i have had with him hes not
Well everyone is different. I've known him for a couple years now and he is a wonderful guy. He works hard and has turn the Little League around significantly. I enjoy going and helping out whenever i can. He's done a great job in this community from my part. Sorry but i don't know what happen, but he cool from what i have seem
What now

Speculator, NY

#15 Jul 15, 2011
New dean of academics leaves, the head accountant and his buddy that runs hr forces the president to put their hand picked guy in the position. Big raises for most of the admin. Stories of lies and cover up as to information provided to board. It would be nice if someone on the board actually looked into things up there.
a few facts

Herkimer, NY

#16 Jul 15, 2011
When Dr. Murray came to HCCC, the college's accreditation had just been dinged under the previous president. Dt. Murray led the college through the follow-up and got the dings removed. She knew what needed to be done, and she got it done quickly. Why does this matter? Without accreditation, no Federal dollars can flow to the college. No Federal dollars = no student loans = no students. Dr. Murray made it possible for the student and faculty and staff dollars to continue to be re-invested back into the county economy. The county benefits many, many times over from her leadership. The facts matter.
shinny pennies

Speculator, NY

#18 Jul 15, 2011
It is more likely that the faculty and staff of the college had more to do with accreditation than she did. But with the head academic guy leaving after such a short time how do you think that will affect accreditation. What's that the forth guy in 5 years? What does it tell you when the longest running admin at the college is the VP of accounting, regular Boss Tweed.
a few facts

Herkimer, NY

#19 Jul 15, 2011
shinny pennies wrote:
It is more likely that the faculty and staff of the college had more to do with accreditation than she did. But with the head academic guy leaving after such a short time how do you think that will affect accreditation. What's that the forth guy in 5 years? What does it tell you when the longest running admin at the college is the VP of accounting, regular Boss Tweed.
Weren't the faculty and staff there with the old president when the report was written and submitted? C'mon. Leadership matters, and she is indeed a leader, one who is recognized and highly respected throughout the state and region.
the truth

Speculator, NY

#20 Jul 15, 2011
she's nothing but a puppet for Boss Tweed and his Utica/Frankfort cronies. The real shots are called by the head bean counter.
RUKidding

Poland, NY

#22 Jul 17, 2011
a few facts wrote:
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Weren't the faculty and staff there with the old president when the report was written and submitted? C'mon. Leadership matters, and she is indeed a leader, one who is recognized and highly respected throughout the state and region.
If you think she is respected at HCCC, you are delerious or one of her lackeys on the Board or something.
Here is the situation

Johnstown, NY

#23 Jul 18, 2011
If she is leading it is because she is dancing to the tune of the real people in charge. Nothing has changed up there with this new president, because she is not running the college. Big mistake on her part not cleaning house when she took over, would have been the smart thing to do, instead she has to deal with the old admin and their old way of doing things.

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