Eye on Education

Cuyahoga Community College Refuses to Release Names of Finalists for President’s Position

One of Ohio’s largest community colleges is searching for a new president, but has refused to make public the names of the finalists for the position, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. A 20-member Cuyahoga Community College search committee is identifying candidates to succeed long-time President Jerry Sue Thornton, who will retire next month.

Cuyahoga Community College refuses to identify two finalists for president of the taxpayer-funded school, despite rulings by the Ohio Supreme Court that say similar information is subject to the state’s public records law even if the names are kept by a private firm.

Tri-C’s secretive process also contrasts with the transparent search by Youngstown State University, which has made public the names of three finalists in a search to replace President Cynthia Anderson, who is retiring in July.

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