Courtesy photo / Former Florida House Speaker T.K. Wetherell leads a search committee of 22 people that is charged with paring 42 applicants to six for presentment to the Daytona State College Board of Trustees, which will choose the next president.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Excessive is the way to describe the number of people on the search committee to choose a new president for Daytona State College: 22. And of those members, 15 are directly tied to the college either as an employee or board member.
Come Friday, they are expected to squeeze into a room to begin the arduous task of choosing a new president, akin to the CEO of a multi-million dollar corporation. The product is education. And like a corporation, Daytona State College is an institution that rises and falls on the quality of instruction as students decide where to spend their education dollars.