The Worst Trustees in America


In a depressing update to the story of Quincy College, the Massachusetts community college with a board of trustees so incompetent it couldn’t hire a president, the school still doesn’t have leader.

The board (at Quincy it’s called the Board of Governors) briefly got it together long enough to hire an administrator but it looks like the deal fell through. According to an article by Jack Encarnacao in the Patriot Ledger:

A veteran college administrator who won a close vote in June to become Quincy College’s next president is walking away from the job after infighting within the governing board stalled progress on a contract offer.

Philip Conroy, a Quincy native and vice president for enrollment management and marketing at Mount Ida College in Newton, informed the college board of his decision in a letter Monday.

In his letter Conroy explained that while he’d been offered the job back in June the board apparently still hadn’t given him a contract. Conroy’s apparently planning to stay at Mt. Ida.

It looks like that Quincy board is going to have to find new president, again. [Image via]

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer