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By Steve Hansen
The Staff of The News 

CCC to discuss 'no confidence' resolutions


Last updated 5/7/2022 at 10:28am

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Letters allege Clovis Community College President Charles Nwankwo 'has shown to be an incompetent administrator.'

Clovis Community College Board of Trustees has scheduled an emergency meeting for 8 a.m. Monday to discuss “no confidence” resolutions against CCC President Charles Nwankwo that three employee organizations have sent to board members.

The meeting will be held in Room 512 of the college’s main building at 417 Schepps Blvd, Clovis. The agenda calls for the meeting to be opened, then for the board to hold a confidential executive session. Following the executive session, the agenda calls for board action regarding the “no confidence” votes of the employee organizations.

The resolutions, sent as letters to board members are nearly identical in content. They allege that Nwankwo “has shown to be an incompetent administrator and has demonstrated a remarkable degree of unprofessionalism in conduct and behaviors.”

In his two years at CCC’s helm, the letters state, Nwankwo “has done much damage to the operation and climate of Clovis Community College,” adding that the college “cannot fulfill its mission with him at the helm.”

The resolutions were approved by the college’s Support Employee Association, the Faculty Association and Professional Employee Association.

The letters further allege that Nwankwo has shown “behaviors and actions that demean employees” in private and in public.

Nwankwo on Wednesday said he had no comment on the letters.

At a board meeting on Wednesday, Board President Lora Harlan read a statement that acknowledged the letters and, addressing the letters’ authors, said, “We want to assure you we have read the letters and are taking your concerns seriously. We realize you did not come to this decision lightly.”

Harlan said the board is investigating the allegations against Nwankwo and plans to talk with Nwankwo and hold discussions with college leadership for “discussion, mediation and positive resolution.”

Nwankwo “is our only employee,” Harlan said. “We have granted him full authority over business and educational functions, implementing our shared vision,” and other duties.

Further, Harlan said, it is the board’s responsibility “to address such matters as we have before us now in a timely manner, with the confidentiality they deserve and as are required by law.”


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