Articles Tagged With ‘Cuesta College’

The curse of Cuesta College

BY DAVID CONGALTON Baseball buffs are familiar with the “Curse of the Bambino.” True believers insist that the Boston Red Sox went 86 years without winning a World Series as punishment for selling Babe Ruth, “The Bambino,” to the New... (Continue reading)

Cuesta names interim president

The Cuesta College Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Gil Stork to serve as interim Superintendent/President. Stork will assume his new duties on January 1, 2010 and serve for 12 months, or until a new president can be found. Stork... (Continue reading)

New director for writers’ conference

Tribune columnist Judy Salamacha has been named the new director of the annual Central Coast Writers’ Conference at Cuesta College. Salamacha replaces Cathe Olsen who resigned to accept a full-time librarian position. Salamacha’s column about Los Osos, Morro Bay and... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College president resigns

Saying, “I have concluded that I am not the best person for the job,” Cuesta College president Dr. David Pelham announced his resignation Monday night. Pelham made the surprise announcement in a campus wide email sent out at 5 p.m. ... (Continue reading)

UPDATE: Cuesta President out of the running in Alabama

By KAREN VELIE Cuesta College President David Pelham is no longer a candidate to be the new chancellor of Alabama's two-year community college system. Last week, Pelham and 11 other candidates interviewed for the position. The Alabama State Board of Education is... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College accreditation reaffirmed

By KAREN VELIE Cuesta College officials learned Wednesday the institution has been removed from warning status and that its accreditation has been fully reaffirmed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). “With all the changes we have made, we... (Continue reading)

Expected cuts to Cuesta not so deep

By KAREN VELIE Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced earlier today that his revised plan would restore billions of dollars to the state budget, greatly improving previously grim prospects for higher education. Current fiscal year cuts to Cuesta College have diminished from an estimated... (Continue reading)

Cuesta handcuffed by big contract buyouts

By DANIEL BLACKBURN AND KAREN VELIE Cuesta College’s current accreditation woes are exacerbated by several six-figure settlements being paid to former administrators, and morale among faculty and other employees is said to be dangerously deteriorating. Threats to the community college’s accreditation –... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College accreditation in jeopardy

BY KAREN VELIE Cuesta College administrators said this week the institution faces the threat of finding itself without accreditation. The Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), located in Novato, has issued a warning to Cuesta College to heed its recommendations... (Continue reading)