Many problems with representation and power still exist, leaving the power centralized with the president’s office.
Ithaca College has announced the members of the search committee for the college’s ninth president. The committee of 15 is made up of six members of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees, one dean, three faculty members, two staff members, two students and one alumni representative.
Members of the Ithaca College Student Government Association executive board met with the Ithaca College Board of Trustees on Feb. 9 to discuss a plan for the presidential search.
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees is in the process of reviewing proposals from executive search firms to assist with the search to replace President Tom Rochon, who announced his resignation Jan. 14 after a semester of protests led by the group POC at IC and student and faculty votes of no confidence.
After the Staff Council meeting Dec. 17, Sean Reilley, the chair of Staff Council, said, the council will be moving forward with a vote of no confidence in Rochon.
Staff Council will be launching a survey after its Dec. 15 meeting asking staff whether or not they would like to move forward with a no confidence vote, according to an email acquired by The Ithacan.
Two large pieces of legislation — a Shared Governance bill and the Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities — were passed at the Nov. 30 Student Government Association meeting.
Following rallies about the racial climate on campus, Ithaca College will hold an event titled “Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias,” which aims to list possible actions about this issue that could be undertaken immediately.