Saturday, August 20, 2016

Proof That Dr. Lily Tercero Knew Her Days Were Numbered As Texas Southmost College President

Dr. Lily Tercero, at some point, knew her selection as President of Texas Southmost College was ill-fitting. Her rejection for a similar office at Laredo Community College in May, after an April application, indicated a desire to "jump ship" before being asked.

Trustees Kiko Rendon, Ed Rivera, Art Rendon and Dr. Rey Garcia, now seem to have been totally adrift mentally, in adding an additional year to Tercero's contract during the same time frame that she was seeking employment elsewhere.  Perhaps, Ed and Kiko had already moved on in spirit to their new jobs at car dealer Mike Hernandez III's OP 10.33 and were not focusing on TSC, but, what were Dr. Rey and Art thinking?

Now, we've learned that Tercero is one of four finalists for president of Northeast Lakeview College, one of several San Antonio community colleges associated in the Alamo College District. Tercero's introduction letter to the NLC Search Committee is dated June 19, 2016, well before her August 2, 2016 termination by the board of trustees.

Here is an excerpt from her letter to the search committee:

"I currently serve as the chief executive officer of Texas Southmost College (TSC). The unique opportunity to reestablish TSC as a fully comprehensive, pubic community college has been exhilarating and gratifying. Since my arrival at TSC in October 2011, I engaged in a variety of activities that required extensive communication, collaboration, negotiation, and management skills.  One of my first tasks was to finalize the termination of a 22-year agreement with the University of Texas System, which included the sale, exchange and lease of property as well as the creation of new lease arrangements. Through these extensive negotiations, the College’s assets increased by approximately $25 million and liabilities decreased by almost $9 million."

There is no need to demonize Tercero.  She likely did her best at TSC, but simply was the wrong hire.  

The institution now faces the huge challenge to educate a workforce for actual jobs in Cameron County.  We have too many UTB/TSC graduates working at Burger King because there are few jobs locally matching their degree.  

 



13 comments:

  1. While the whopperrito is a great concept, i do not feel that brownsville is any place to proper with a degree. Other than education, what kind of degree can you get to make "it" in Brownsville. Dont get me wrong, i love brownsville but serious queation.

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  2. "We have too many UTB/TSC graduates working at Burger King because there are few jobs locally matching their degree."

    - You'd be hard-pressed to prove this.

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    1. Jim, prove this guy wrong. Go take a survey of our Burger King employees.

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    2. "Jim, prove this guy wrong. Go take a survey of our Burger King employees."

      This will be over your head, Duardo, but Jim used "Burger King" as a euphemism for a job not commensurate with an individual's educational status. Having said that, being gainfully employed still beats your longtime status, unemployed.

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    3. The guy has a point, tho.

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    4. Then Jim should have written it that way.

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  3. Ludwig Wittgenstein once said “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” Once again Jim you are proving that your blogs are are less than thorough and becoming less relevant or credible. While Trey also voted to extend Lily's contract and increase in pay, you conveniently omit this. The question to you is why? Please be a responsible blogger (which in my opinion is an oxymoron) and tell the public why.

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    1. I simply forgot Trey had voted for the Tercero extension. It was not Trey's finest hour. Extending Tercero defies logic. No one was bidding for her services. Something heretofore unrevealed was at work.

      As for your Wittgenstein quote, it's cute, but irrelevant. A "responsible blogger" is simply someone who agrees with you.

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  4. The Drudge Report moved into second place on Similar Web's top U.S. Media Publisher rankings, placing just behind MSN.com with about 1.47 billion page views for the month of July.

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    1. How does that compare with your blog, Jim? Just curious.

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    2. There is no comparison, Duardo, just as there is no comparison between Jim's blog with thousands of pageviews daily and your feeble blog that scarcely drew 50 pageviews per day, 30 of them your own views to see if ANYONE was reading.

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  5. You keep asking for it, Barton. Is Nena as ready as you are? Move on, loser

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