In October 2015, the Board estimated that they would have a permanent President in place, in nine months. That was 26 months ago. Apparently, with no national (or even local or regional) search, they've determined House is their man.
Since bringing on House, the College has been reorganized and has run roughshod over faculty and the concept of tenure. The search process has come to be seen as, well, out of fashion. It will be interesting to observe, if a national search is conducted to permanently fill the position of vice president of instruction. Or, the rumors may be true and the Board may just be waiting for Acting VP Melanie Pecord to finish her Ph.d., so they can simply erase the word "acting".
....In other news: It's hard to ignore the events in the wider world, the last couple of weeks. We noticed the following quote.
"I am pondering if this concept might ever make it to the southern Illinois region: sexually inappropriate behavior in the workplace. It reminds me of a certain community college vice-President, then different college President, then vice-President again at original college. I wonder if karma is ever going to get around to that disgusting loser? We are seeing all these brave women come forward and report harassment, abuse, and assault...what will it take for you to stand up for yourself, or if you aren’t strong enough to do that, prevent it from happening to someone else? I think it is time to wise up and woman up."We'll just leave that right there.