April 18, 2010
Trustees Seek Ways to Meet Greater Expectations
Mark Holm for The Chronicle
For three days last month, trustees of Maricopa County Community College District brainstormed about problems that had grown uncomfortably familiar: the self-interested trustee, and the challenges of serving more students for less money.
But this time officials of the sprawling 10-campus system in Arizona, whose governing board has been embroiled in a feud involving accusations of micromanagement and incivility, didn't mind being in the spotlight. In fact, they welcomed the attention