Friday, September 27, 2013

Chancellor Dorsey Takes Leave From Duties

As reported by the official Saint Louis Community College website, current STLCC Chancellor Myrtle E.B. Dorsey will be stepping down from her position, effective immediately, until June 30 of next year. The college's Board of Trustees granted a request for Dorsey to take personal leave of her duties for the time being. 

Until an interim chancellor can be hired to take Dorsey's place, Donna Dare will serve as the college's acting chancellor. Dare is currently vice chancellor for academic and student affairs and has been with STLCC since 2005.

In an official statement by Craig Larson, chair of the Board of Trustees, he confirms the above information and expresses appreciation for Dorsey's contributions to the college on behalf of the board. Larson goes on to say that "with this great depth in leadership at St. Louis Community College, and with our strong faculty and staff, we are sure that the college will continue to serve the public as one of the area’s greatest assets . . . and will remain fully committed to moving ahead toward fulfilling the college’s mission, vision and values as we continue to focus on helping all our students succeed and achieve their goals."

Dorsey's leave of absence from the position of STLCC chancellor comes in the wake of a recent Board of Trustees vote that did not extend her contract beyond June 2014, as well as criticism of her initial handling of the Meramec campus bathroom attack that ended with one student in jail.

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