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Even though Rick Baker is a seminfinalist for SPC prez, his chances have been downgraded on the Back-to-School meter

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Even though former Mayor Rick Baker is among nine semifinalists to be the next president of St. Petersburg College, I am downgrading the Rick Baker Back-to-School Meter because Baker is “the lone candidate without higher education experience. He failed to win the support of the search committee’s three faculty representatives, who each backed other candidates.” The leading vote-getters among the search committee were Thomas Keegan, 51, president of Peninsula College in Washington and Bill Law, president of Tallahassee Community College.…

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With Carl Kuttler announcing his retirement date and search committee in place, let’s update the Rick Baker Back-to-School Meter

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Aaron Sharockman reports that St. Petersburg College President has set Dec. 31 as his official retirement date, a search committee has been created and that a timeline to name his successor has been established: Applications for the position are due Nov. 30. School officials said they hope to have a successor chosen by Spring 2010. Search committee members are: Trustees Richard Johnston and Ken Burke; faculty members Earl Fratus, George M. Greenlee, and Tom Philippe; college employees Tonjua Williams and…

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