When it comes to outgoing Las Positas College President Kevin Walthers’ job search — mum is the word.
On the heels of Walthers’ admission that he had been in contact with job search consultants, he has now officially announced his resignation. The resignation will be effective by Dec. of 2013, contingent on Walthers finding a job at another school. Walthers has only provided limited comments on these developments. Once Walthers has left the school, LPC will begin the search for yet another chief executive.
In recent weeks, the Express has attempted to contact President Walthers for an update on his job search. That request was denied.
On Oct. 12, an article published in the Express titled “President Walthers on his way out,” highlighted a controversy surrounding his administration brewing among school officials. Some school officials and staff openly questioned Walthers’ perceived negative leadership style and decision-making.
In the wake of the article, the Express received a letter signed by 40 teachers which expressed disapproval for the article and expressed support for the position of LPC school President.
Another article, published on Oct. 26, titled “President defends his tenure,” the only comment provided by the President on the content of the article was that it was “not something (he) want(ed) to dwell on,” and that his “focus is on doing what’s best for students.”
In the meantime, Walthers will continue to guide the school and the district will eventually begin a search for another President.
That President will be the school’s sixth in nine years.