Governing Board reviews salary and votes increase but sets no goals for College president — keeping the public in the dark
It is hard to believe, however, the Yavapai Community College District Governing Board has not publicly set an annual goal of any kind for its president for the last several years. The result is that the public is kept completely in the dark about the goals and objectives of the college during its fiscal year. It allows the College to operate with minimal accountability and essentially in secret.
By comparison, when the salary of Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng’ was set, the Arizona Board of Regents included a number of specific goals or incentives for her to achieve. They included reaching out to Arizona’s Native American communities and developing a plan to increase Native American student success rates; retaining at least 75 percent of NAU’s freshmen class in 2016-17, spending at least $39.2 million on research, awarding at least 4,625 bachelor’s degrees and having at least 3,200 community college transfer students enroll at NAU.
Without specific goals and objectives, the Yavapai Board relies on the obscure and little understood Carver model of governance. It is another way the Community College continues to operate in secret.