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Deveron Gibbons screws Hizzoner: Rick Baker not a finalist for SPC job

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From the Jeffrey S. Solochek: St. Petersburg College’s presidential search commitee is beginning the process of naming finalists for the college’s open presidency. Of course, the real story is if former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker will be among the finalists. After a first ballot, Baker is third among eight semifinalists, behind Thomas Keegan and Bill Law. The committee has said it plans to name 3-5 finalists, but could lower the number. Stay tuned. UPDATE – This has turned into…

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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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