It came to my attention yesterday that Dr. Barbara Coan has been “dismissed”—that’s “fired” for all who are not into politically correct niceties—from her position as Vice President of Teaching and Learning Service, Tarrant County College, SE Campus, where I taught from August 2008 to November 2011.
Details of why she was fired were not forthcoming aside from the fact that her reputation as an abusive administrator finally caught up with her. For an up close and personal encounter I had the displeasure of experiencing, please read my “Tell them the Truth” article.
But, Dr. Coan is only one head that has rolled thus far since my departure from Tarrant County College. There are several others that need to follow and I suspect eventually will. Why? Because they are as abusive and corrupt as she ever was, if not more so.
Lording it over certain professors, instructors, and support staff that they might not like for arbitrary reasons is their style.
Siding with capricious and libelous student complaints, while ignoring those which were sincere and truthful, without ever actually looking into the charges, is commonplace.
Carelessly placing individual’s careers in jeopardy as if the administrators have no one to answer to except themselves is without a doubt. It is quite the narcissistic system that needs to be completely dismantled and re-done, starting at the top.
While learning of Dr. Coan’s just demise it also came to my attention that Erma Johnson Hadley, the TCC Chancellor, had chimed in on my situation recently with a few defamatory, ignorant comments of her own.
With the way I taught the Great World Religions class, I did not deserve to be teaching at TCC, according to her. Really, Ms. Hadley? I don’t recall you ever sitting in on any lecture I ever gave and the three appraisals given by TCC officials who did sit in on them were all stellar. So, why would you say something so brazenly stupid?
Moreover, I don’t ever recall you availing yourself the opportunity to actually give me a call or ask me to come in to find out what my side of the story was. All you did was distance yourself from the situation, hoping it would all just go away, kind of like Bill Coppola does now. Maybe it was all the cameo appearances, photo ops, and important lunches that clouded your schedule and kept you aloof from issues which were much more important?
Also, I don’t recall you ever inviting or contacting any of my students to find out what their grievances were all about. Of course, there’s nothing discriminatory about that, now is there?
All you did was engage in the same non-professional, egregious, character assassination that your crony friends did, because you didn’t have the intestinal fortitude to find out the facts. Yet, now you’ve got the gall to keep up the personal attacks, so long as I’m not in your presence to defend myself? By the way, just how does it feel to be in the back pockets of the Muslims? Is the pay good?
Can anyone not see why TCC doesn’t need a new Chancellor, as well as Vice President of Teaching and Learning Service? Is it really that hard to see what’s going on here?
Nevertheless, things are starting to change and heads are starting to roll. The very truth I told Josue Munoz and Sharon Wettengel to share with my class the night I resigned is coming to the surface—slowly, but surely.
Barbara Coan is gone! May she can find something that better suits her temperament and people skills, which means something completely outside the halls of academia. Refereeing cock fights or inspecting fire ant mounds might be worthy considerations.
Whatever the case, she got what was coming to her, and it’s beginning to look like some others are about to. May they all enjoy the fruit of their abusive ways and may those who jumped on the TCC bandwagon, in order to vilify me, soon receive their just desserts as well.
UPDATE: As of this afternoon (1-18-13) it has been relayed to me through the grapevine that Dr. Coan has not been fired after all. Instead, she was demoted and moved to a different campus within the TCC system. How convenient to be a legal liability in the position where she was at, only to be moved elsewhere, rather than dismissed altogether. Life sure is good at TCC.