Several people concerned about matters at Imperial Valley College have asked me if I exaggerate the hostile environment that exists at IVC between the president and several of his top aides and the rest of the faculty and staff. The following is a short account of what can be expected from the powers that be:
Back in September, Professor Harold Richwine asked his department head if he could attend a one-day seminar in San Diego to upgrade information in Red Cross certification programs. The department head said, "Sure, but check with the dean of instruction, John Hunt." So Professor Richwine laid out the proposed program, he submitted the appropriate forms for travel reimbursement and it was approved in writing by both the dean of instruction and the department head. He was given an IVC credit card to purchase gas for a vehicle rented by IVC for the purpose of attending the seminar.