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(04-12-2017 03:22 PM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  We've said it before and I'll say it again-when Committees ignore input from average folks who have skin in the game they end up screwing things up. Hope we don't have another Judith Bailey.

You're making one hell of a lot of assumptions, off the cuff.
04-12-2017 03:28 PM
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(04-12-2017 03:28 PM)Potro Wrote:  
(04-12-2017 03:22 PM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  We've said it before and I'll say it again-when Committees ignore input from average folks who have skin in the game they end up screwing things up. Hope we don't have another Judith Bailey.

You're making one hell of a lot of assumptions, off the cuff.

I'm expressing an opinion, if you don't agree with it than debate it on the facts. But don't get insulting, any fool can do that.
04-12-2017 03:30 PM
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(04-12-2017 03:30 PM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  
(04-12-2017 03:28 PM)Potro Wrote:  
(04-12-2017 03:22 PM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  We've said it before and I'll say it again-when Committees ignore input from average folks who have skin in the game they end up screwing things up. Hope we don't have another Judith Bailey.

You're making one hell of a lot of assumptions, off the cuff.

I'm expressing an opinion, if you don't agree with it than debate it on the facts. But don't get insulting, any fool can do that.

I think the fact that approximately 75% of the 22 person search committee was made up of individuals within WMU (students, faculty, staff, administration) should give us some comfort that academic leadership was a big area that was addressed as I would assume they would focus more on that because it would be what they know. Maybe I am just naive, but I'm more comfortable with his academic leadership than I would be of his fundraising just based on the resume and the committee makeup.

We will never know how much weight was put into the "average folk" input, but they at least made it relatively easy to provide, either online at your convenience or at one of the open sessions. I would also think a lot of those involved have been around long enough to remember Judith Bailey as well and I'm sure they don't want a repeat either. I'm going to give the committee the benefit of the doubt until shown why I shouldn't given they had an executive search firm, narrowed 78 applicants down to 9 who they interviewed and then to 3 that they presented to the board.
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He does have a connection to WMU. His son will be graduating from WMU in a few weeks and several people from his wife's side of the family (Lansing area) graduated from WMU. Got that from Channel 3.
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(04-12-2017 04:17 PM)BaldingBroncoFan Wrote:  He does have a connection to WMU. His son will be graduating from WMU in a few weeks and several people from his wife's side of the family (Lansing area) graduated from WMU. Got that from Channel 3.

Encouraging.

Thank you!
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(04-12-2017 04:17 PM)BaldingBroncoFan Wrote:  He does have a connection to WMU. His son will be graduating from WMU in a few weeks and several people from his wife's side of the family (Lansing area) graduated from WMU. Got that from Channel 3.

Yes his wife is from Michigan and I don't think he is a stranger to Kalamazoo and West Michigan. He probably has more connection than Dr Dunn did coming in.
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(04-12-2017 03:22 PM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  He has little to no background in Education Leadership. He's been a faculty member, an economist and an appointee to some task forces during the Obama Administration. What qualifies him to be a University President at an up and coming mid-major?

Sorry, I don't see this one at all. This is the best the Board could do after a months-long search? All that secrecy to pick someone with no appreciable Higher Education leadership background.

We've said it before and I'll say it again-when Committees ignore input from average folks who have skin in the game they end up screwing things up. Hope we don't have another Judith Bailey.

I believe Bailey had that "higher education leadership background" and look how that worked for us... I will regard this hire as appropriate and positive until proven otherwise...
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(04-10-2017 03:58 PM)Bronco68 Wrote:  Announced today that the Board of Trustees will vote on the selected individual to be our next president at a special meeting on Wednesday at 11 am. The event will be live streamed online at bit.ly/1Go6KLc

Well that explains the Fox 17 van I saw, the camera that was being set up near the fountain and Sangren Hall and the gaggle of people past Sangren.
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I had a chance for a brief conversation with Dr. Montgomery today, he agrees with Dr. Dunn that many people in white and black stripped shirts could benefit for the WMU blind rehab program and Dr. Montgomery hopes to continue with advice during the games to the officials most in need.

He reminded me of how PJ dominated a room with his presence and voice. I think he will bring a similar level of enthusiasm and presence to his leadership style. He was easy to approach and was engaging in conversation and with his prepared remarks. I came away ready to follow his lead.

Kathy B was on the committee and said that each of the final three candidates were outstanding and had a good understanding of the role for athletics in the university setting. I hope he proves himself right for the job, he got off to a great start with the people in attendance.
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(04-12-2017 03:30 PM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  
(04-12-2017 03:28 PM)Potro Wrote:  
(04-12-2017 03:22 PM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  We've said it before and I'll say it again-when Committees ignore input from average folks who have skin in the game they end up screwing things up. Hope we don't have another Judith Bailey.

You're making one hell of a lot of assumptions, off the cuff.

I'm expressing an opinion, if you don't agree with it than debate it on the facts. But don't get insulting, any fool can do that.

My comment was insulting?? You must be really really thin skinned.
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