Sunday, May 8, 2011

Congrats to NTID

G'day Everyone.

Despite that many people wanted to see an OUTSIDE person to come in and lead NTID into the future years, Dr. Gerald Buckley was installed to be the next President of NTID. Even though history was made, the reaction across the blog world was full of opinions.

The presidential process was tightly controlled, but some people say it frustrates outside candidates who spent their precious time, precious money, and efforts to demonstrate that they would be the better candidate for NTID President. Yes, an internal candidate was selected, but does that seem the process was fair? Maybe and maybe not. What does that say to the future outside candidates who see the next Presidential job opportunity happen? Hidden message: don't bother trying!

Would the process have been more fair if Dr. Buckley resigned his previous position before throwing his name into the consideration list to make it more fair? Maybe.

The fact remains: Dr. Buckley was advanced to his new position. Was it the right idea? Some say yes and that he deserved it.

It seems to look like a similar event just took place, just like long ago on another campus. Except this time, it was just acceptable at NTID. Even the RIT BOTs, which watched everything so carefully, gave their stamp of approval. No protest, no riots, no arguments happened.

The only thing I can say is, Good luck Dr. Buckley. He has to lead NTID into the new decade and the coming years to make it a strong foundation. Especially when NTID will be 50 years old in a few short years from now.

So celebrate and let it out, NTID Graduates. This is just one end of an academic year that has ended on a positive note.

Till next post, I'll clue you in.

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