Chairman Cabrera and Members of the Board:
The is quickly becoming known for fiscal mismanagement, waste, and patronage hiring. In the past year positions have been created for District office staffers that have not existed in the one hundred year history of the City Colleges of Chicago. What’s worse is that these positions are being created by the Chancellor to provide jobs; very for her friends.
The hiring of Ms. Joyce Carson as Vice Chancellor-Business Enterprise at $150,000 a year raises some significant questions. While we do not seek to question Ms. Carson’s abilities; we do question her appointment, as this position was clearly developed for her based on her friendship with Chancellor Hyman. As you are aware, Ms, Carson served as VP of Investor Relations for Exelon, the parent company of , the Chancellor’s most recent employer.
In addition to Ms. Carson’s position, in the past year the Board has approved the hiring of a COO, a Is this what it means to be REINVENTED? Please put an end to the fiscal mismanagement, waste and patronage hiring that has become synonymous with the City Colleges of Chicago., an Advisor to the Board of Trustees, and numerous other questionable positions. There seems to be no accountability for the hiring decisions that are being made at the District Office. There seems to be an atmosphere of job creation as needed for friends as opposed to developing positions to meet the needs of our students. Today the City Colleges website has a position posted for the hiring of a District Director of Branding and Marketing. Is not the over two million dollars already spent on sufficient to cover the District’s branding and marketing needs? When will this wasteful spending end?