The announcement has been made and my hope is that this new president can do what is needed to move the colleges forward, work with the city on mutually-beneficial projects instead of continuing to build a wall around campus and buy up more valuable real estate and take it off the tax rolls.

With any appointment, no matter the profile of the person selected, will depend on that persons ability to lead and shape many aspects of the colleges. Regardless of color, ethnicity, sex or musical preference a good president will be able to build a positive relationship with all stakeholders.