WSCC board gives president mixed review.

May 15, 2017

Kenneth Urban

WSCC board gives president mixed review.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — West Shore Community College President Kenneth Urban is meeting some of the WSCC Board of Trustees’ expectations but is in need of improvement in other areas. That was the outcome of Urban’s second annual evaluation by the elected board.

The evaluation, discussed during closed session Monday, May 15, included a review of Urban’s leadership, diversity and respect, accountability, professional development, community building, decision making, and job performance, according to Board Chairman Bruce Smith of Scottville.

“The consensus of the board is that Dr. Urban has met expectations in some of the areas evaluated by the board, but the board continues to note areas where it feels that Dr. Urban can make progress including some elements of leadership, decision-making/problem-solving and building the campus community. 

“The Board looks forward to meeting with Dr. Urban in the near future to establish goals and metrics for continuous improvement.”

Urban was hired as president of WSCC in the summer of 2015, replacing Charles Dillon who had retired. During its 2016 review the board noted that Urban could continue to make progress on leadership and building the campus community.

 All board members were present for the closed session, with the exception of Trustee James Barker.

Following the scheduled budget work session, the board went into closed session at 5:39 p.m. and returned to open session at 8:40 p.m.  The Board meeting adjourned at 8:43 p.m. The Michigan Open Meetings Act allows a public body to meet in closed session and discuss an employee if that employee requests a closed session. However, any type of action must take place in an open session.

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