To the Editor:
Why is McHenry County College obsessed with bricks-and-mortar projects?
Its poorly conceived schemes – from the outlandish minor league baseball stadium to the overwrought 10-year master plan to the ostentatious health and wellness center – are as reckless as they are ruinous.
We don't need new construction. We need a college that can adapt to new realities in education. We need a college that can deal with hard realities in economics. We need a college without walls.
A college without walls? Yes. In order to remain the county's first choice for higher learning, MCC must extend itself.
Rather than continuing only as a fixed destination in Crystal Lake, MCC now must travel to where its students are – physically and online.
To accomplish this, we require leaders who are shrewd and visionary. Accordingly, I support the election of Chris Jenner, Molly Walsh and Thomas Wilbeck as MCC trustees.
Scott K. Summers