>College seeks new V.P. as Backes retires
SCC will begin its 2012-13 year with a brand new vice president in charge of both academic and student affairs. Yes, that's basically everything.
After decades at the college, serving on the faculty and more recently in administration, current Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs (VPASA) John Backes will be retiring at the end of this quarter. Although Backes had been V.P. of Academic Affairs since 2005, it was only after budget cuts last year that his position got lumped together with the old V.P. of Student Success position.
"(The new position) covers about 85 percent of the college," Dean of Student Success Tony Drake said. Drake, who had been V.P. of Student Success until it was eliminated, was kept on as a dean, and did not apply for the new opening.