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New CCSF chancellor has steered troubled districts before, but how much authority will he have here?
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Arthur Q. Tyler is City College of San Francisco's new chancellor
SF EXAMINER PHOTO BY MIKE KOOZMIN

"I can tell you I did speak to the law firm," Tyler said when the Guardian asked him about the alleged attempted bribe. "Because that was a violation of trust. Anyone who knows anything about me can confirm that I've been about trusting my own instincts about what's right and what's wrong. It's a keynote of my value set that I will never compromise, now and in the future." But in the same documents that confirmed Tyler talked to attorneys about the alleged bribe, one trustee was concerned enough about Tyler's close relationship with another trustee that Tyler's future authority regarding contracts was limited. And while different news outlets reported that Tyler resigned from Houston Community College, that's not exactly the story the Houston Chronicle told in July. "The trustees agreed Thursday to a settlement with Deputy Chancellor Art Tyler for $600,000, confirmed his attorney, Vidal Martinez. Tyler relinquished all duties Friday," the paper wrote. "Art is part of the old chancellor's team. This was part of finishing the past," Vidal Martinez, Tyler's attorney, told the Houston Chronicle. Ultimately, they reported, the buyouts of the two administrator's contracts cost Houston Community College over a million dollars. Tyler would not return follow-up phone calls on the matter. When asked if he was worried about Tyler's history, CCSF Board President John Rizzo said that none of it came up in the chancellorship interviews — but even if there was truth to it, he wasn't worried. "He's going to have a lot of eyes on him," Rizzo said. "He'll have the state chancellor and special trustee looking over his shoulder, more than a normal chancellor would."

Comments

Posted by anon on Oct. 23, 2013 @ 10:44 am

Someone who has failed so many times do not mind failing one more time.

Posted by Guest on Oct. 23, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

If selected City College of San Francisco chancellor Arthur Tyler's “value set” is truly impeccable, then would it not soil his personal character for him to choose to assume the position of fall-guy for a salary just less than $300,000 annually til CCSF closes next year? This seems a venal man, at best.

Posted by Awayneramsey on Oct. 23, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

Tyler is 63 years and he is close to retirement age. Plus he has collected $600,000 as settlement from Houston CC. This CCSF job seems a good match for him. What about turnaround for CCSF ? Do not think about it !

Posted by Guest on Oct. 23, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

City College is an excellent school. If you ever think about taking an educational class for fun or profit, to it soon, because someone connected with ...., is going to run off with millions of dollar of building and land in Chinatown, and get it for almost free. The office want this closed so they can start robbing the assets. Don't know much about this guy, but he doesn't look like a fighter.

Posted by Guest on Oct. 24, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

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