Two state colleges set to merge

Two state colleges set to merge

October 13, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


P>>OF THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. P>>A UNANIMOUS VOTE SIGNALING PTHE OFFICIAL UNIFICATION OF PLYNDON AND JOHNSON STATE PCOLLEGES. PCHANCELLOR JEB SPAULDING CALLS PTHE DECISION A CORAGEOUS ONE P>>THIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES HAVE PTHE COURAGE TO CHOOSE TO BE PSTRONG. P>>THAT’S BECAUSE HE SAYS MANY PSMALL RURAL COLLEGES ARE IN PDANGER OF CLOSING DOWN DUE TO PFINANCIAL STRUGGLES. PTHE UNIFICATION IS MEANT TO PPREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING TO PLYNDON OR JOHNSON.>>I FIND THA ACTUALLY PINSPIRING AND EXCITING AND PSHOULD LEAD TO A BRIGHT FUTURE PFOR BOTH CAMPUSES. P>>BUT BEFORE THE VOTE, BOTH THE PCHANCELLOR AND ELAINE COLLINS, PWHO WILL SERVE AS THE PRESIDENT POF THE UNIFIED COLLEGE, PACKNOWLEDGED THE CHANGE MAY BE PDIFFICULT FOR STUDENTS AND PFACULTY. P>>MANY PEOPLE ARE ANXIOUS TO PMOVE AHEAD. PSOME ARE FEARFUL FOR WHAT THEY PMIGHT LOSE. PTEXT CHANGE BRINGS FEAR, PCONFUSION, LOSS, GRIEF FOR THOSE PINVOLVED. P>>DANA MITCHELL IS A STUDENT AT PLYNDON STATE AND SERVES ON THE PBOARD FOR UNIFICATION. P>>I THOUGHT ANY DID THE PINFORMATION TO MAKE MY DECISION. P>>ALTHOUGH SHE HAS A LOT OF PLYNDON STATE PRIDE, SHE THINKS PTHIS DECISION IS A SMART ONE PBECAUSE IT’LL EXPAND POPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS. PCLIQUES ARE JUST FEEL LIKE EVERY PSINGLE ASPECT OF IT MAKES SENSE PAND THAT IS WHY THE UNIFICATION PIS THE BEST DECISION. P>>AND SPAUDLING SAYS THERE WILL PBE MANY NEW OPPORTUNITIES. P>>A BIGGER AND MORE DIVERSE PFACULTY ENVIRONMENT THAT WILL PPROVIDE ADVANTAGES FOR PRECRUITING NEW STUDENTS AND A PSIGNIFICANTLY STRENGTHENED PFINANCIAL FOUNDATION FOR>>THE PFORMAL UNIFICATION WILL BE PCOMPLETE IN JULY OF 2018.