Monday, March 24, 2008

JUST IN: Quality of Political Hacks Improves!

The Democrat and Chronicle has come out against two of the people selected as finalists for the Monroe Community College Presidency:   businessman Dennis Kessler and attorney and former County Legislature Leader Bill Smith.  It says selection of either one as president would be a "political" appointment, rife with Republican political hackery. If so, then the quality of political hacks seems to be on the upswing.

Kessler has a college degree from City University of New York and a law degree from Yale.

Smith has his bachelor's degree from Yale and his law degree from the University of Virginia.

Now, Yale University bears responsibility for George Bush the father and George W. Bush the son, for John Kerry, for Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and no doubt numerous other undesirables.

Still, if Kessler and Smith are nothing more than Republican hacks, it looks like we're beginning to get some very smart and capable hacks around here, with excellent academic credentials.

1 comment:

MattFox said...

Here are the qualifications of all four candidates, which were posted in the MCC Daily Tribune this morning:

Kenneth Ender

President 1998 – present
Cumberland County College
Vineland, New Jersey

Vice President, Academic Affairs 1996 – 1998
Richland Community College
Decatur, Illinois

Interim District Dean 1995 – 1996
Cuyahoga Community College
Cleveland, Ohio

Associate Vice President for Administrative Services 1992 - 1995
Assistant Professor, Urban Studies
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

*Several other positions in higher education

Ph.D., Urban Services Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.Ed., College Student Personnel, University of Georgia
B.S, Business Management, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dennis Kessler

Owner, Founder 1977 – present
The Kessler Group, Inc., Rochester, New York

Edward and Agnes Ackley Executive Professor of 2004 - present
Entrepreneurship & Director of Entrepreneurial Studies
William E. Simon Graduate School of Business
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Adjunct Professor 1973 – 1998
Monroe Community College – Sociology
St. John Fisher College – Sociology and Law
SUNY Brockport - Sociology

MSL, Yale University Law School
M.A., John Jay College
B.S, City University of New York

William A. Smith

Majority Leader, Monroe County Legislature 2002 – 2007
Rochester, New York

Monroe County Legislator, District 10 1996 – 2007
Rochester, New York

Partner 2006 - present
Harris Beach, PLLC, Pittsford, NY

Vice President & General Counsel 1998 – 2003
General Counsel 1992 - 2003
Graham Corporation, Batavia, New York

Counsel 1984 – 1992
Thacher Proffitt & Wood, New York, New York

*Several other positions

J.D., University of Virginia
B.A., History, Yale University

Laurence Spraggs

President 2004 – present
Broome Community College, Binghamton, New York

President 2001 – 2004
Brevard Community College, Titusville, Florida

Vice President of Instruction 1996 – 2001
Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado

Dean of Instruction, Mathematics,
Natural & Environmental Services 1992 – 1996
Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado

Director of Continuing Education 1986 – 1992
North County Community College, Saranac Lake, New York

*Several other positions in higher education

Doctor of Arts, Major: Biology, Idaho State University
M.S., Biology, Wayne State University
B.A., Biology, Wayne State University