|TSC Trustee Dr. Reynaldo Garcia|
According to Zarate, Dr. Tercero "met all the objectives given to her by the board of trustees and some say she even went the extra mile."
"Normally someone with these credentials gets a pay raise, not a pink slip," Zarate says. What Zarate did not mention in his letter is that Tercero had been actively seeking positions at other community colleges, submitting at least two applications in the last 4 months.
Mr. Zarate describes Tercero as "a strong woman who I hope will beat these culprits in court."
|Dr. Lily Tercero|
Not communicating with the Board of Trustees seemed to be a bad Tercero habit as a once vaunted nursing program fell into probation without any communication from Tercero that things weren't going well.
Even before these administrative issues developed, complaints about "micromanagement" emanated from faculty. Not surprisingly, under Tercero the faculty attrition rate has been scary. Educators bristle at being told how to teach by administrators, especially when salary is relatively low.
Italo Zarate and Reynaldo Garcia are simply wrong about Tercero. Her departure is mandatory for TSC to regroup and grow.