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Good Food Festival

March 31, 2014

The Good Food Festival and Conference connected organic and local farmers with both the public and food industry leaders. The event, held at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt...

Holipalooza raises holiday spirit, funds

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 10, 2012

When a crisis strikes, students are forced to figure out how to balance school and get through a tough time. To help those in crisis, two classes in the Arts, Entertainment & Media Management Department created an emergency fund.The fund, Creating ¢hange For Students By Students, will be administered through the Dean of Student’s Office and the Student Relations Team to provide students with food, clothing, shelter and trans...

Faculty Senate questions salary raises, gets answers from Love

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 17, 2012

Giving faculty and staff a 3 percent pay raise will require $5 million in cuts aimed at  various units of the college given the current budget situation, Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, told the first Faculty Senate meeting of the fall semester. Specifically, $2 million will be cut from the Academic Affairs fiscal 2013 budget, she said. Love and Ken Gotsch, vice president of Business Aff...

Panel named to pick Carter’s successor

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 4, 2012

After President Warrick L. Carter announced his one-year early retirement on May 8, as previously reported by The Chronicle, a presidential advisory panel was created to screen potential candidates and make recommendations to the board of trustees, according to Allen Turner, chairman of the board.The 22-member panel, composed of faculty, staff administrators and trustees, will recommend between two and four candidates to th...

New CFO talks previous job experience, plans for future budget

By Sophia Coleman

June 28, 2012

Columbia is in the midst of many changes, not the least of which is that it has a new chief financial officer. On May 22, Ken Gotsch was named the vice president for Business Affairs and CFO, replacing interim CFO Patty Heath.Gotsch has an extensive background in college budgeting, having served as CFO and vice chancellor of finance for the City Colleges of Chicago since 2005. Prior to that he was CFO of the Los Angeles Unified...

Former CFO sues Columbia

By Lindsey Woods

June 25, 2012

Columbia’s former Chief Financial Officer Michael DeSalle filed a lawsuit against the college, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for supporting former Columbia professor Zafra Lerman, who is in an ongoing legal battle with the school over her termination in 2009.The suit, which was filed on June 21, comes right after incoming Columbia CFO Ken Gotsch, who was hired in May, starts his new position at the college.DeSalle wa...

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