Kellogg Community College
Wed May 14, 2014
Key Dates Ahead for Kellogg Community College and president
The Battle Creek Enquirer looks at how Kellogg Community College moves forward after its president returned from administrative leave.
An investigation cleared Dennis Bona was cleared of wrongdoing after a security guard said he saw the college's president in an intimate situation with a woman in his office. Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Justin Hinkley told WMUK's Gordon Evans that there is still a very fractured atmosphere at the college. KCC's faculty union voted "no confidence" in Bona after the investigation. The chairman of the college's board Jonathan Byrd told the Enquirer that he expects Bona to show that he can bring KCC back together and move forward.
Bona's contract isn't up until June of 2015. But there is an "evergreen clause" that automatically renews it for another year unless the board acts by the end of next month. Hinkley says that was designed to bring stability, but has now created a deadline to determine Bona's future.
Bona did not talk to the Enquirer for its story. Hinkley did exchange several e-mails with the KCC president. Bona says he intends to finish his career at Kellogg Community College. The head of the college's faculty union also refused to comment. He referred the Enquirer to a representative from the Michigan Education Association.