Both district board candidates that the PCC Faculty Association have endorsed for the two open Board of Trustees seats are leading in the polls, with one district confirmed and the other too close to call in Tuesday’s election. Author Hoyt Hilsman has usurped the two-term incumbent trustee Bill Thomson for the district four seat, nearly doubling his total votes, 1,414 to 778, marking the first time an incumbent has lost in this district since 1983. “I think the community began to realize what PCC students …
The PCC Faculty Association has endorsed Tom Selinkse for the district two seat and Hoyt Hilsman for the district four seat on the PCC Board of Trustees.
A winter intersession will be reinstated in the 2016-2017 academic calendar following the July decision by the Public Employment Relations Board that the district violated the law when eliminating the winter intersession in the 2012-2013 academic year.
Little to no progress has been made by PCC in filling the 35 new full-time faculty positions—a number that was agreed upon back in November—as the software being used to collect and evaluate applications, Cornerstone, has been automatically rejecting applicants due to a number of severe glitches.
Interim President Robert Miller pledged to create a better campus climate and form of communication between his administration and the faculty Monday morning in an open letter to the college.