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buzzin by

So we have a new temporary consultant VPAA. No big surprise that Allison King "resigned." Invisible manager, but appointing Jeff Harmon as her replacement? He has no management or people skills. Just a little jerk with a big ego and power issues.The rest of the DL crew must be running around figuring who to suck up to.

WTF

I'll see your Huffpost and raise you a letter to the editor from the APP.

http://www.app.com/story/opinion/readers/2015/06/08/letter-lots-freeholders-largess-ocean-county-college/28679965/

Webmaster

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/the-tenure-conundrum_b_7531386.html

Peanut Gallery

Just visited new job postings. Hindu, Persian, Korean language instructors plus more. Irish language? Isn't it Celtic? And how does the Dean of E-Learning get to assign himself 2 200 level courses that should be offered fist to FT faculty? Aren't deans just allowed one course a year? Or do the rules just apply to academic affairs?Second, to teach Women in Lit shouldn't one have a degree in literature and not translation or linguistic theory? ANother course that should first be offered to FT people. Who is asleep at the wheel?

Bebop

Mercer has done it, gone polyplastic.

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http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2015/05/ocean_community_college_vice_president_named_presi.html#incart_river

buzzin By

There is no point which IS the point. Wang has 2 assistants and neither are qualified to act as an interim VPAA? Hiring a consultant (puppet) lets JL run the show but also lets him fire the person easily. How can you be a "consultant" VPAA if you don't even know the school and players? Do we get to see his cv? What a joke.

Success Student

WTF was the point of making LIsa D. Wang's assistant then?!? If anyone is qualified to fill in its her and not someone from the outside.

buzzin By

JL isn't appointing Lisa D. or an internal candidate as Interim VP? What's this crap about contracting someone from the outside? More expenses?wonder if he or she is a Pearson person. This is BS

BlueStateBlues

Cheese: I'm going to need to see some proof of your claim before I believe that.

cheeseman

And do we know how much Larson's paid off to workers, teachers, managers, he's abused and mismanaged who've left his abusive treatment? Why does the standard King Jon payoff agreement include a clause about 'now and forever' giving up 'any and all legal rights even if it is found the managers of OCC engaged in criminal activity?' Hmm? Anyone? Why Jon, do you need a waiver protecting you from criminal activity?

Webmaster

SS: I'm going to take "*&^% the place up" as a euphemism for style over substance & not a racial epithet. Very poor choice of words but point taken about the resume being padded.

Success Student

Her resume should be challenged!! Half of the things like "The student success program" was not started by her! She is taking credit for other people's work that they started.. She comes to OCC and *%$* the place up, now she's leaving and taking all the credit she had nothing to do with. Bull shit!

Webmaster

It's http://www.mccc.edu/~gardnerj/mccc_news/New_President_Named.html

Been Here, Done This

Didn't Bill Lavundi die a while ago?

Bebop

The Grievance Era begins at MCCC.

Webmaster

The Mercer County CC BoT is meeting tomorrow at 4p to announce their new president.

peanut gallery

No she does not. He has two women outside the college. One of the two he mentioned has something to do with Bill Lavundi who used to teach at the college.the other lady he talked about has a young daughter according to what he said at commencement but his secretary doesn't take care of her.

Success Student

Jon's secretary is one of the women who takes care of his wife Judy.

Buzzin' By

C'mon guys,Jan hould not have to take the fall for the failures of the events; Clearly JL has the final say.Jan is good people and does a great job. The fault for program content is solely JL's and the Board who allows it. I was ashamed to be sitting there. Disgraceful display of self promotion. What's with him thanking the women who care for his wife and giving their qualifications? Is OCC paying for that too? This was not the venue for any of this. The student speaker was the most appropriate and inspiring person on the platform. I have a cold from sitting on a wet chair getting soaked and my regalia has to go to the dry cleaner. Does BOP pay for that?

Success Student

I'm guessing Larson felt the need to go on with graduation in the rain because a general from his old military school was giving a speech. It felt like we were sitting through a military funeral as then rain came down soaking my self and my fellow students.

Anyone hear any updates if Carol will cancel the jazz festival that the college only sold 60 tickets for? Rumor has it the college has invested $400,000 into this two day festival and still hasn't pulled the plug. Looks like Carol's job is on the line and so should Jans for bad marketing and bad planing.

Bebop

The decision to make graduates and their families sit and stand for more than ninety minutes in the rain--52 degrees of dank dread--before the first student was ever called to the platform, to collect a soggy diploma, was not that of Jan Kirsten. Be fair to Jan.

The decision came from another, from the innovator on the platform who held the spot light, lauded by no less than four speakers and featured in a quasi-biographical video. The comfort and welfare of the graduates and their families, it seems, meant less than the production values of the evening's promotional objective.

Success Student

Jan Kirsten should be fired for not moving the event to the Pinebelt Arena. Not fair that students paid all this money to graduate in the fucking rain. Shame on you Jan! Also it was kind of unprofessional for Kean's president to offer the girl a free ride to Kean if she wouldn't go to Rutgers. What a cluster fuck!

Buzzin' By

It was pretty sickening. Even the guests of the graduates were yelling out to get on with the student ceremony. What must the parents think? I mean who really cares about the educational successes of JL? At least Farahi didn't tell us about his parking spot.

Webmaster

Graduation was the most nauseating display of self-important posers that I have ever witnessed. I thought that last year's ceremony was self-serving but this one trumped it. I'm still spitting out the vomit.

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