Other (indicate in message) Submitted: July 16, 2019 | Updated: July 26, 2019

[July 2019] Request for Succession Planning – AB Tech

Hello!

I would like to make a public records request to Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (AB-Tech) for the following:

1. All emails, text correspondence, and meeting minutes involving the president, members of the board of trustees, the special assistant to the president for inclusion, and members of the college’s executive leadership team concerning the college’s succession plans for the presidency, including but not limited to promoting any Vice President for the position.

2. I'd also like to receive all emails, text correspondence, and meeting minutes pertaining to how the president position will be advertised, including but not limited to what external and national advertising for the position will occur.

[Note: The dates of all emails, text correspondence, and meeting minutes requested above are 08/01/18 - 07/20/19]

Thank you very much for your assistance with this request!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

07/16/19 Editor’s Note to Sender: Please be advised that we currently have 6 other active “Open / Unresolved” requests related to “A-B tech” (see list below). Unfortunately, we have not yet been connected with an appropriate contact who can verify that those requests have been received, or given us any update on when / if they will be processed. We will continue to follow up.

With this in mind, it seems likely that the above new request for “Succession Planning – AB Tech” will also take quite some time to be confirmed and processed by the appropriate contact at AB-Tech.

If at any time the sender wishes to know the most current status of the above request, please check it out at: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/july-2019-request-for-succession-planning-ab-tech/

Thank you for using www.sunshinerequest!


Other Requests:

https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/a-b-tech-emails-jan-march-2019/

https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/a-b-tech-bot-minutes-request-01-01-17-05-31-19/

https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/a-b-tech-elt-minutes-request-01-01-17-05-31-19/

https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sunshine-law-records-request-ab-tech/

https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/request-for-a-b-tech-presidents-reports-to-bot-01-01-2017-to-06-11-2019/

https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/request-for-a-b-tech-emails-related-to-title-vii/

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • July 26, 2019 4:42 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 26, 2019, 4:42 PM
    subject: Re: Record Request: [July 2019] Request for Succession Planning – AB Tech

     

    Kerri,

     

    Wonderful! Thank you.

     

    That makes this one particular request titled “[July 2019] Request for Succession Planning – AB Tech” finished and completed. We have posted your response on the site and marked it as complete.

     

    We look forward to you helping with the other requests we’ve received related to AB Tech.

     

    Thank you again Kerri!

     

    Have a great weekend,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • July 26, 2019 4:21 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 26, 2019, 4:21 PM
    subject: Re: Record Request: [July 2019] Request for Succession Planning – AB Tech

     

    Yes, we will post all public information on the website. This is considered a personnel matter, so the confidentiality of the proceedings is protected.

     

    Kerri Glover
    Executive Director
    Community Relations and Marketing
    A-B Tech Community College
    340 Victoria Road
    Asheville, NC 28801
    Tel: 828.398.7117
    Cell: 828.772.6320


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • July 26, 2019 4:18 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 26, 2019, 4:18 PM
    subject: Re: Record Request: [July 2019] Request for Succession Planning – AB Tech

     

    Hi Kerri,

     

    Apologies for the delay getting back to you. Thank you for taking time to speak with us on 07/17, and thank you for the additional information you’ve provided above!

     

    Related to the above request ([July 2019] Request for Succession Planning – AB Tech) you indicated that:

     

    “All of the information that will be made public pertaining to the presidential search is on our website at abtech.edu/presidential-search. It is a confidential search process conducted by our attorneys that is not discussed via email.”

     

    To clarify – In addition to emails, the sender also requested “text messages and meeting minutes”. Our assumption here is that your response is meant to cover that portion of the request as well, and also to indicate that the request in its entirety has now been answered, and should be marked as “Complete” on our site. If that assumption is incorrect, please let us know. However, we will now mark the above request as “Completed”. Thank you!

     

    Separately, in response to the other 6 requests on our site, you indicated that:

     

    “Also, the requests pertaining to the board vacancy dealt with the vacancy created by Mr. Murdock’s resignation and we have previously fulfilled comprehensive public records requests in that matter, which was widely reported by CNN.com and the Asheville Citizen-Times.”

     

    To clarify – As we are not affiliated with ACT or CNN and we also do not know who submits requests on our site, we cannot speak to whether any responses you have provided related to AB-Tech that were possibly made outside of our site fully satisfy the info being requested through users on our website. Unless requests are sent directly from our team at Sunshine Request ([email protected]) they should not be considered as an official request by www.sunshinerequest.com.

     

    We reviewed the 6 other “Open” requests on our site related to “AB-Tech”. For your reference, those are:

     

    A-B Tech Emails Jan – March 2019

    A-B Tech BOT Minutes Request 01/01/17-05/31/19

    A-B Tech ELT Minutes Request 01/01/17-05/31/19

    Sunshine Law Records Request – AB Tech

    Request for A-B Tech President’s reports to BOT (01/01/2017 to 06/11/2019

    Request for A-B Tech Emails related to Title VII

     

    As they are written, it is not clearly indicated by the senders that any of the requests are specifically for info. about Mr. Murdock in particular, or his apparent resignation. Therefore, at this time, the 6 requests will be left as “Open” until you are able to provide additional clarification or response to each request. We understand that this may take some time.

     

    However, if you determine that any (or all) of the requests have been fulfilled and if there are links to info you feel show that the requests have somehow been fulfilled, please let us know and we will be happy to share on our site and “Complete” the requests.

     

    If you would like to respond to the 6 requests, we ask that you please do so individually, on each request’s email thread where we have been following up. This is helpful to us to be able to keep the requests and their corresponding status organized.

     

    We really appreciate your time and assistance with the requests.

     

    Have a great afternoon!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • July 18, 2019 1:43 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 18, 2019, 1:43 PM
    subject: Re: Record Request: [July 2019] Request for Succession Planning – AB Tech

     

    Hello,

     

    All of the information that will be made public pertaining to the presidential search is on our website at abtech.edu/presidential-search. It is a confidential search process conducted by our attorneys that is not discussed via email.

     

    We will respond to the previous requests as we are able to address them. As I mentioned on the phone, we have to work with our attorneys to review the requests and our responses to assure we do not release any confidential personnel information. Also, the requests pertaining to the board vacancy dealt with the vacancy created by Mr. Murdock’s resignation and we have previously fulfilled comprehensive public records requests in that matter, which was widely reported by CNN.com and the Asheville Citizen-Times.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • July 18, 2019 1:31 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    cc: “Carolyn H. Rice” <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 18, 2019, 1:31 PM
    subject: Record Request: [July 2019] Request for Succession Planning – AB Tech

     

    Good afternoon Kerri and AB-Tech,

     

    Thank you for taking time to speak with us on the phone yesterday, and for providing additional information about the 6 other requests you’ve received from Sunshine Request over the past few months. However, the following is a new request that we received this week, and our process is to send this new request in to your office as usual. Please see details below.

     

    We acknowledge that you indicated you are very busy, but if you can please provide a rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, we will wait to follow up again at that time. Here are the details:

     

    Subject: [July 2019] Request for Succession Planning – AB Tech

     

    Message: “Hello!

     

    I would like to make a public records request to Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (AB -Tech) for the following:

     

    1. All emails, text correspondence, and meeting minutes involving the president, members of the board of trustees, the special assistant to the president for inclusion, and members of the college’s executive leadership team concerning the college’s succession plans for the presidency, including but not limited to promoting any Vice President for the position.

     

    2. I’d also like to receive all emails, text correspondence, and meeting minutes pertaining to how the president position will be advertised, including but not limited to what external and national advertising for the position will occur.

     

    [Note: The dates of all emails, text correspondence, and meeting minutes requested above are 08/01/18 – 07/20/19]

     

    Thank you very much for your assistance with this request!”

     

    Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a good day!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • July 16, 2019 6:52 pm

    3 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending