Search for new MDC president marred by political intrusion

Here we go again.

The process of selecting a new Miami Dade College president — a heated topic before the pandemic — returns to the public arena on Wednesday as the Board of Trustees’ presidential search committee meets to discuss a batch of new applicants for the prestigious job.

It’s interesting to note that the last time the committee met to launch the new search after last year’s fiasco was back in February.

Different world.

As the process begins again, public scrutiny into the selection process remains high — as it should — a lesson learned from the last time the expensive process was carried out, but then fell apart.

That can’t happen again. Miami Dade College is a community’s gem. It deserves a new leader steeped in academia and administration, not a political bauble.

A solid replacement for Eduardo Padron, who retired last year after spending 24 years turning

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