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Foothill-De Anza board declines to reinstate Thuy Nguyen as president

Original post made on Apr 5, 2022

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees declined to reinstate Thuy Nguyen as Foothill College's president on Monday despite a campaign to keep her on the job.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 10:31 AM

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Posted by Ken Horowitz
a resident of another community
on Apr 5, 2022 at 3:23 pm

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It is disheartening that the faculty of a publicly funded community college resented input from the community, calling the community "outsiders". District voters have passed three major Bond measures totally nearly $3B and supported the FHDA Foundation with thousands of scholarships for our students. The faculty also spent all their time attacking President Nguyen without any expression of empathy for the students who so much wanted her return to Foothill College.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 5, 2022 at 4:06 pm

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[Portion removed due to violation of terms of use] This 'dismissed person' (President) does not at all have the background to just "BE DISMISSED" by those who run our Public Community College. So - why doesn't the Voice do a Public Records Act on this district / and / get ALL the emails between "staff" on the "cabinet" that mention this. [ HR department internal personnel files excepted ] [but the 2 colleges don't evaluate their Own Presidents / right?]

"Interim Vice President for Instruction and Institutional Research Kurt Hueg told the board that the letter from the cabinet was unprecedented in his 26 years as an administrator.
"We did it not lightly, but with the full support of our members because of how critical this situation is," Hueg said / ===> "the cabinet" Hueg "reinstatement" key words!
[Portion removed due to violation of terms of use]

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 8, 2022 at 3:33 pm

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the Voice reporter failed to note the correct legal basis for this community Agenda Item request
" Board policy allows members of the public to place items on board meeting agendas."

Rather - State law Requires the Board ... to place items on regular board meeting agendas.

Not "allows" - there is no FHDA Board discretion on this.

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