Florida Phoenix by Diane Rado
November 11, 2019
The long and troubling saga over the selection of a new president at Miami Dade College continues to get worse, with critics now worried that the process could be kept secret.
A key lawmaker doesn’t think that’s the case, but what about future college president searches?
The issue will inevitably come up as the presidential search continues.
A special board meeting is scheduled Tuesday morning on the presidential search process, with United Faculty of Miami Dade College calling on scholars, students, faculty and community members to maintain a “transparent selection process” that will be used to choose the most qualified candidate, according to a news release.
Of concern is that legislation has now been filed in Tallahassee to exempt laws to keep such presidential searches secret.
Republican State Sen. Manny Diaz, Jr., represents part of Miami-Dade County and is Senate Education Committee chairman.