The firing of Dr. Jerman Disasa, the plan to demolish the oldest building on campus, the elimination of the highly-successful Clinton Junior Tennis Program from campus, a master plan that wants to build a new dorm in the mayor’s front yard – it’s been quite a tough year for Presbyterian College from a public relations standpoint.
There are people in the community who are angry and upset and there are some alumni angry and upset (including two who filed a lawsuit against the college).
PC officials have said the college is suffering financially and must make some tough decisions that aren’t going to please everyone.
Anyone who has run a business – and a private college must certainly be run as a business – since 2008 is well aware of the financial challenges faced today. And many business people understand that unpopular decisions must be made.
PC has acknowledged some public relations missteps and administrators promise a new day of getting the college’s message out in front of the controversy.
We know of no one who wants PC to suffer or to fail. But the college needs to stop the bleeding from self-inflicted wounds.