EKU Center for the Arts no longer lis...

EKU Center for the Arts no longer lists Hoskins as director

There are 116 comments on the Lexington Herald-Leader story from Jun 18, 2012, titled EKU Center for the Arts no longer lists Hoskins as director. In it, Lexington Herald-Leader reports that:

Debra Hoskins, whose hiring as the executive director of the new Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts was hailed as a coup, is no longer listed on the center's staff directory.

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Plate

Danville, KY

#102 Jul 4, 2012
Hello Board wrote:
Board of Regents are you out there!? Step up and be leaders this will reflect on you.
They did step up. Got behind their man. Bowing to a community board would also reflect on them. The Regents have been consulted and have more information than the Center Board. Just wait it out.
peeps

Richmond, KY

#103 Jul 5, 2012
Good one, Ed Anger.
OutofTownerObser ver

Bowling Green, KY

#104 Jul 25, 2012
I remember when Hoskins was hired.

12/10/11: Eckstrand Resignation
1/31/12: Hoskins announced as new ED

How does an organization recieve a resignation, post a job, review applicants, schedule interviews, conduct interviews, establish second interviews, make employment offer, negotiate employement offer and announce the new ED in under two months? At least you would hope that an organization would go through this type of process to secure the best candidate.

The hypocrisy of Ms. Hoskins to bemoan how she was terminated, when she was all to happy to be ushered in under the guise of a legitimate hiring process, is baffling.

She was in over her head; however, the actions of leadership of University from dismissing Eckstrand and likely through the employment of the next ED is despicable.

The failure of the Center, whether it be in negative bottom lines, limited access due to excessive ticket prices, disgruntled employees,etc. lies solely on the leadership of the university.

Conduct a real job search, be truthful to the interested candidates, equip and empower the Board to govern justly.

A profitable PAC takes so much more than just great programming!
Hiring Process

Richmond, KY

#105 Jul 25, 2012
If it follows suit with the way the rest of the employees are hired, the hiring process is sometimes just that - a process - like going through the motions. When positions are posted with a short turn-around from the posting date to the closing date - it is pretty much understood that "they" (aren't "They" a fickle bunch?) already know who will be 'contingently' offered the job.

That being said, 30 days seems to be the more fair normal. It takes less than a day to review all applications and select those for phone interviews (usually only done on higher positions). Phone interviews take an hour or so each - so, again, can typically take just a day. From there, in person interviews can go a couple of days (we are now in week 6 of the interview process for those who are counting). Reference checks can often be done the same days as in-person interviews. Recommendations are made, the contingent offer made, and a background check done. Either final offers are made or the next candidate is made a contingent offer. Providing all goes well with the first one and the offer is accepted, a two week notice is given (at the beginning of week 7) and they begin or are announced to be the new whatever title they got at the end of the second month.

Doesn't make it right, just shining a little light.
OutofTownerObser ver

Bowling Green, KY

#106 Jul 25, 2012
Definitely not right, but are these practices legal?
Hiring Process

Richmond, KY

#107 Jul 25, 2012
Well, there is what is legal and documented and then there is what actually happens behind closed doors. Guess it's like Jersey - everything is legal as long as you don't get caught.
OutofTownerObser ver

Bowling Green, KY

#108 Jul 25, 2012
Sad. A beautiful center, an arts hungry community but the lack of ethical practices will likely hinder the success it could achieve.
say what

United States

#109 Mar 23, 2013
Thanks to the Lexington Herald some details of Hoskins tenure were released to the public
The question remains: what person or entity failed to supervise Hoskins in so many obvious inadequacies (let alone violations of Kentucky law)?
what a mess!

Mount Sterling, KY

#110 Mar 23, 2013
say what wrote:
Thanks to the Lexington Herald some details of Hoskins tenure were released to the public
The question remains: what person or entity failed to supervise Hoskins in so many obvious inadequacies (let alone violations of Kentucky law)?
It seems they were supervising her and administering progressive discipline. She apparently managed the program with reckless abandon and blatant disregard. What a mess!
Tree Top Flyer

Stanton, KY

#111 Mar 23, 2013
I wonder the name of the community leader who received the free tickets?
anddd

United States

#112 Mar 23, 2013
Tree Top Flyer wrote:
I wonder the name of the community leader who received the free tickets?
would also like to know the names of the people who didn't pay the $500 and still had their names put on plaques on the theatre seats as "big" donors.....we're talking about a 50 MILLION DOLLAR fiasco. Who got the contracts and zubcontracts to build a totally optional building that will require a MILLION DOLLAR bond payment every year? Not to mention the annual subsidy for operating expenses. Guarantee the ticket revenue will be less this year than it was last year. WHAT AN ABSOLUTE TOTAL JOKE ON ALL THE STUDENTS WHO ARE TAKING OUT LOANS TO PAY THE EVER-INCREASING-NEVER-DECREASI NG TUITION AND WHO WILL NOW BE BORROWING MONEY TO SUBSIDIZE THIS DEAL.
OMG eku

Bloomfield, NM

#113 Mar 24, 2013
There is much, much more to the misgivings occurring at all levels of this university. Time will bring out the sordid facts!
Harry as a Boy

Richmond, KY

#114 Mar 24, 2013
This stink is all over the Board.
EKU took action with an employee improperly conducting business. Some of the business apparently involved members of Board itself. No wonder they were kept out of the loop as they are part of the problem.

$75K payoff for a short and bad performance.
Bravo!
Gosh

Richmond, KY

#115 Mar 11, 2014
This all sucks
Tree Top Flyer

Paris, KY

#116 Mar 11, 2014
Gosh wrote:
This all sucks
the new director, Joal is top notch. All is good. this is a great place offering great entertainment.
Tickets

Winchester, KY

#117 Jul 30, 2014
I heard that they were giving tickets instead of raises?

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