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Times editorial: ‘Clean sweep needed at the top of SPC’ – in other words, it’s time to get rid of Deveron Gibbons

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The St. Petersburg Times editorial board is urging Governor Charlie Crist to not re-appoint Deveron Gibbons to the Board of Trustees at St. Petersburg College.  An excerpt: The selection of Tallahassee Community College president Bill Law this week as the new president for St. Petersburg College was predictable, safe and uninspiring. Now Gov. Charlie Crist should be more creative and bring some fresh faces to the college’s board of trustees. As long as the college is embarking on a new…

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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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Rick Baker for Attorney General?

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One of the topics most discussed at last week’s fundraiser for Charlie Crist was the rumor that St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker’s is reconsidering a run for statewide office after having previously ruled one out. According to several Republican fundraisers who have spoken recently with Baker regarding his future say that Baker believes his chances of landing the presidency of St. Petersburg College have diminished significantly now that Baker’s supposed ally Deveron Gibbons needlessly recused himself from the decision as…

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