SHOULD THERE BE A HIRING FREEZE AT HCC?

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SHOULD THERE BE A HIRING FREEZE AT HCC?
June 15, 2017 By Dave Wilson

Chancellor Cesar Maldonado continues to hire at Houston Community College (HCC) at an accelerated pace as enrollment continues to decline.  Most of the high priced new hires are being employed at the corporate headquarters at 3100 Main St.  One trustee (yours truly) opined “that a possible explanation for the building settling and the board conference room door not closing properly was due to the fact that the building (12th floor) had become top-heavy with overhead and was leaning to the left.”

In 2011-12 HCC educated 57,615 FTSE with 2261 employees and a budget of $263M.

In 2016-17 HCC educated 47,191 FTSE with 2530 employees and a budget of $337M.

In 2017-18 who knows how many students will enroll and how many employees we will have with a proposed budget of $348M.

If the current declining enrollment trend continues on a straight line, we will have ZERO students, 4009 employees, and a budget of $733M by the year 2043.  The culture must change at HCC.

“True illness of the mind and spirit sets in when a man no longer cherishes the truth but despises it, when he uses it as a means to his own ends, when in the depths of his soul, truth ceases to be to him the primary, the most important concern.”  

ROMANO GUARDINI