It’s our future, too

Published 9:37 pm Friday, August 27, 2010

Attendance at the community receptions for the candidates of president of Bainbridge College has been somewhat sparse, which is not indicative of how this community supports the college.

The solarium of the Kirbo Center needs to be packed, because this step in the selection process is key.

The Bainbridge College Presidential Search Committee has so far presented an impressive list of candidates, and before it can complete its job of selecting three to five candidates in the next step of the process, it is soliciting community feedback. Feedback from the same dozen or so individuals is not what the committee was hoping for.

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The community and the college are very much intertwined. When the recession hit the community hard with several industries closing or cutting back, the college was there with open arms and helping hands.

How the college—and its president—react to a community crisis or becomes involved in the community and its future could be revealed at these introductory meetings.

Bainbridge College isn’t just looking for a president; it’s also looking for a key player in Decatur County, Bainbridge and southwest Georgia’s future.

We need to be there come Monday, Thursday, Sept. 16 and Sept. 23.