Information regarding the apparently deepening state and federal economic crisis continues to unfold as do the potential strategies to deal with it.
Late Friday, Nov. 21, a college budget committee representative met with Vice President for Administrative Services Daryl Campbell. As promised earlier in the week, Campbell shared an outline of already implemented and potential budget reductions for the current year, as well as draft criteria that could be used for anticipated deeper cuts in the 2009 budget cycle. Budget committee members are now reviewing the information. Feedback to Campbell and the rest of the Presidents Senior Executive Team is expected in the coming weeks.
On Tuesday, Nov. 25, Shoreline Community College President Lee Lambert will join all other community and technical college presidents in Olympia for a meeting staff from the State Board of Technical Colleges and perhaps other state officials. At this point, the meeting is likely to include a briefing on the present situation (see earlier posts), review of potential impacts and responses and discussion with state staff.
On Wednesday, Nov. 26, a special meeting of the SCC Board of Trustees has been scheduled for 10-11 a.m. in the Board Room. “The trustees have asked us to brief them on the situation and what we’re doing in response,” Lambert said. The one-hour meeting is open, but the opportunity comment may be limited to allow for a thorough presentation and discussion by the trustees in the allotted time, he said.