April 6, 2001
New Head of College Is Son of Board Chairman
Southwestern Michigan College has chosen as its new president its vice president for instruction, who also happens to be the son of the chairman of its Board of Trustees. The two men insist that no potential conflict of interest exists, but some faculty members at the public two-year college are troubled.
"The president reports to seven members of the board," said David M. Mathews, the newly named leader. "Our board is a very fine collection of strong individuals. In cases of perceived