Central Arizona College will investigate its president who is accused of intimidating employees and jeopardizing the school's accreditation
The Arizona Republic
October 20, 2011
Central Arizona College will investigate allegations against its president, who is accused of intimidating employees, violating policy and putting the school's accreditation in danger.
The college governing board voted 5-0 Tuesday for the internal investigation, prompted by votes of no confidence and letters outlining concerns that staffers have with President Dennis Jenkins.
Vice President of Human Resources Jim Kimsey will begin the investigation Monday.
Although it approved the investigation, the board indicated support for Jenkins.
Member Rick Gibson said, reading from a statement, "We have full confidence in and support for the president."
Defending his actions, Jenkins said, "We are committed, me, as the president, the administrative team, this board . . . to our continuous quality improvement. We have some people that want to continue to resist those changes."
Three employee associations - faculty, support staff, and managerial and technical support - sent the letters of no confidence starting in late September.