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VOLUME 99, ISSUE 14 I FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Guilford College 1 www.guilfordian.com I G r e e n s b o ro , N C
Walking into the main gallery of Hege Library, one is hit with a
beautiful array of photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures and
ceramic pots and plates. Who created these masterpieces? None other
than Guilford's own art faculty, including Adele Wayman, Roy Nydorf,
Mark Dixon, Charlie Tefft, Maia Dery, Kaitlyn Barlow, Nicld Deyton,
Phil Haralam and Juie Rattley III.
The Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition shows the passion of our art
faculty, put on display for anyone to view. The art department creates
a sense of community by displaying their artwork, making this event a
favorite for students and faculty alike.
Guilford does not lack in community viewings of art, complete
See art EXHIBIT I Page 7
A Guilfordian performance review of Kent Chabotar: Part I
BY VICTOR LOPEZ
On June 30, 2014, President Kent
Chabotar's current contract comes to an end.
Whether Chabotar and the Board of Trustees
decide to continue his tenure as president
beyond that date is unknown.
However, it is likely that Chabotar's
presidency, which began in 2002, has more
years behind it than ahead.
In any case, Walter Blass, a 37-year
member of the Board of Trustees, said that
there is shelf life for any president, averaging
about four years at a public university and
seven years at a private college.
The Guilfordian is assessing the last 10
years of Chabotar's tenure as president.
Chabotar was chosen by the Board of
Trustees during an exhaustive process to
save Guilford College from a downward
Vic Cochran, former trustee, said that the
board was looking for someone who knew
how to save a college in financial trouble.
"Thinking back to the time when the
Board found Kent, we were not looking for
someone to build a brand for the College,"
said Cochran. "We were trying to find
someone who would turn the college around.
Kent had done wonders over at Bowdoin."
Chabotar served as Bowdoin College's
chief financial officer for 11 years prior to
coming to Guilford.
Working with a faculty-led budget
committee similar to Guilford's, Kent had
fixed a budget suffering from excessive
"I have heard people complain about this
or that, but when I ask them if Kent did his
job — the job we brought him to the college
to do — they say yes," said Cochran. "Look
at how many schools went out of business in
the past 10 years."
According to excerpts from a confidential
Harvard case study obtained by The
See chabotar I Page 2
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
NEWS I P-SAFE OFFICER OF YEAR | Page 3
W&N I RAPES IN SOMALIA | Page 6
HEATURES | PREVIEW OF GUS | Page 8
OPINION I VIOLENCE AND WOMEN | Page 9