|Brian K. Johnson, in better days.|
But the board will not vote on the Maricopa Community Colleges' scandal-plagued original choice to be Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Brian K. Johnson, after "a mutual decision subsequent to his being offered the job that his name be withdrawn," according to spokesman Tom Gariepy.
The position would have paid $117,312 a year.
Gariepy declined to discuss reasons for the colleges' decision or to even explain whether the college reached out to Johnson or vice versa, telling New Times "it's really part of an HR process, so I doubt that that's something we'd be able to discuss."
Johnson is no stranger to the Maricopa Community Colleges, having spent 15 years working in student-support programs with MCC before becoming Senior Vice President for Student and Community Services at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh.
From there, he took a job as president of Montgomery College in Maryland, where he was ousted by the Board of Trustees in September 2009 over faculty allegations of mismanagement and overspending. That same week, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for his arrest over $12,000 in back child-support payments, according to published reports. Now he's out of the job he thought he had.More »