Merit should always be main factor in selecting leaders

Freedom Newspapers We appreciate the recent lively debate centered around the selection of Clovis Community College’s new president. In particular, we agree that Interim President Becky Rowley deserved serious consideration. We believe she could have been an effective leader. However, we disagree with those who claim Rowley deserved the job because she is first a […]

Letters to the editor: College board made tough decision

Last Wednesday, I attended the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting. We should thank all members of the board for their careful deliberation, and for voting their conscience — whatever their choice. While they did not all agree, each showed the passion they felt for the future of our college. I also think we […]

4/30 Letters to the editor

CCC decision triumph of good ol’ boys As a former Clovis resident, I applaud Ann deMaio, Cathy Haynes and Gayla Brumfield, who have been outspoken in wanting the community to support accomplished young Clovis natives who return to Clovis, serve Clovis and remain in Clovis. John Neibling’s administrative credentials have been touted as the reason […]

Rowley-backers feel snubbed

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Becky Rowley, interim president of Clovis Community College, listens Wednesday as the College Board of Trustees announced the new president. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The decision that ushers in an Arizona man as the president of Clovis Community College incited ire among a dense band of Clovis residents who […]

Education feature: CCC seeks online expansion

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Clovis Community College is hoping to expand its online classes. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena: Hartz: CNJ staff writer Traditional classroom learning has a rising competitor. Electronic learning through TV and the Internet has gained popularity at colleges and universities across the country. And soon, Clovis Community College students may be able to earn […]

Born to run: Dog agility competitions catching on

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Maggie, a 2 1/2-year-old border collie, posted the fastest time in three events in her first competition. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Through a tunnel. Over an A-frame. Weave through poles. Lay down on the platform. Jump the hurdles. Good dog. Where dog shows are beauty pageants for pampered pets, […]

CCC president gearing up for marathon

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Clovis Community College Interim President Becky Rowley lifts weights Wednesday at the college. Rowley will run in Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer What can you do in three hours and 17 minutes? Becky Rowley can run 26.2 miles, and at Sunday’s Chicago Marathon, she is looking to knock a few minutes off […]

CCC initiates president search

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The search for a Clovis Community College president has begun. The college Board of Trustees on Wednesday appointed members to a presidential search screening committee. Interim CCC President Becky Rowley, who was at the meeting, said she will apply for the job. “It’s the board prerogative to do a […]

CCC Board approves health center addition

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There will be a new addition to the Clovis Community College — a 25,000-square-foot Allied Health Center. The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees approved the facility proposal Wednesday. The new building will allow the college to expand existing programs, including the radiological technology program, the nursing program and […]

Rowley pick solid, abstention puzzling

Freedom Newspapers Clovis Community College’s Board of Trustees made a sound decision last week when they appointed Becky Rowley as interim president. She knows the programs, faculty and direction in which the school is headed, which should make the transition to the next presidency a seamless experience. Recommended by Beverlee McClure, who leaves next month […]