One of the largest complaints from the public as of late has been that the college does not operate with much transparency. The board struggled to explain why the board declined to renew the previous president’s contract. The board has also voted on significant policy changes with little notice and seems to tolerate, rather than welcome, public comment. There are several concrete steps COM could take to improve transparency:Read more
I've been looking through College of the Mainland's recently completed master plan. Reading through the report makes it clear that a bond is needed to address the college's problems, but there are several immediate problems that should be addressed.
Take a look at the master plan yourself and let me know what you think. Are there specific needs that jump out at you? Do you share the vision for the future of the college expressed in the master plan? Why or why not? I want to hear from you!
February 9th, 2016
Melissa Skipworth is pleased to announce her candidacy for College of the Mainland Board of Trustees Position 5. Melissa is a resident of Dickinson and serves on the Bentwood at Bay Colony Home Owner’s Association. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the University of Houston and is currently employed at Grant Thornton LLP as a Resource Manager. Melissa has also worked for Deloitte and previously worked as an in-house corporate recruiter for several healthcare IT companies.
This year, Melissa and her husband Sean will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary and they recently celebrated the 5th birthday of their son Christopher. Like many of her neighbors, Melissa is concerned that College of the Mainland, a vital community resource, has lost the community’s trust.Read more