"This from Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor the City University of New York:
" . . . I received a communication from President William L. Pollard of Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York indicating that he will be departing from his presidency following the designation of a new president," the Chancellor said.
Faculty at Medgar Evers has long complained about Pollard's leadership and the college has been in a crisis over the past couple of years.
Councilmember Letitia James said in a statement, "I am confident that Medgar Evers College will be able to re-focus full attention on providing their students with the tools they need to succeed.”
Summing up the recent history of problems at Medgar Evers College James said:
"[M]edia reports cite that professors stated a writing center for students was eliminated, and tutoring service cut back. The dismissal or demotion of professors was also sharply criticized. This followed a no-confidence vote— made in December 2010— in which a significant number of the CUNY’s tenured professors expressed serious concerns about the state of the college following the elimination of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, a think tank run by academically pedigreed formerly-incarcerated experts focused on prison-reform policies."
More to come.