Here's a followup to my earlier post. Jim Tyree, the chairman of the City Colleges' Board of Trustees, called me back yesterday afternoon and chatted about the process for picking a new chancellor.
Students and faculty will soon have a chance to take part, he says.
“I promised everybody input, and we’ll talk about how that’s going to happen,” Tyree says. More details will come at Thursday’s board meeting, he added.
While he wouldn’t go into specifics, Tyree said there would be at least “a couple” of town hall-style meetings. The locations, dates and times haven’t been decided yet. He confirmed that the events would all be open to the public. You can be sure that we'll post details here and we'll cover the events when they happen.
Tyree says he’s listening to what students and faculty have to say. The reason the search committee hasn’t met yet is because he was gathering input, he says.
“We’ve gotten a lot of input from students and faculty,” Tyree says. “They all want someone from within.”