City College of San Francisco’s elected trustees, whose year-long effort to save the college failed last week, have been shown the door. State officials stripped authority from the trustees yesterday and installed Robert Agrella as “special trustee with extraordinary powers.” He has unilateral power to decide how the school spends its money, although he can’t undo labor contracts.
The college is scheduled to lose its accreditation on July 31, 2014—effectively forcing it to close—unless it can turnaround numerous deficiencies. State community colleges chancellor Brice Harris said Agrella’s appointment “is designed to save City College, not preside over its closure.” Chronicle
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