Baldwin for Cuesta College
October 19, 2012
OPINION By MARILYNE CLEEVES
The Cuesta College Board has consistently approved construction for more campus facilities and buy-out contracts from unsatisfactory administrators. In order to pay the loans for these approvals, the administration is proposing cuts to programs, employee compensation, and positions. We ask, why is this current Board approving new full-time faculty hires and in the same breath asking the instructors to take a salary cut?
It is important for us to avoid letting this Board continue to make these errors. David Baldwin, current Board candidate, is an active community member who serves on two employee pension trustee boards. He has taken the time to attend trustee training courses that teach how to maintain an objective focus. Part of his platform is to support the community vocational programs that meet the needs of the employers in the County.
Cuesta needs a Trustee who will take the time to investigate, listen, and make objective decisions. As part of his commitment to investigate and listen, David has committed to holding monthly office hours on campus.
David Baldwin is a Trustee who has a history of working to honor the fiduciary responsibilities of the Board. It is nice to have beautiful buildings; however, buildings that are empty due to program cuts are a waste of money, time and effort.
Marilyne Cleeves is a San Luis Obispo County resident and a Cuesta College Faculty Member since 1989.