Saturday, August 6, 2011

New Cadillac SUV for SCF? Bad idea

Say I’m the president of the State College of Florida.

Enrollment is down.

Tuition is going up.

Ditto for fees and school expenses.

Beyond the campus, the local economy isn’t doing so well, either, what with 11 percent unemployment in the community the school is supposed to be serving.

Know something?

I’m thinking that including the school’s request for a new 2011 Cadillac Escalade SUV for executive use in the same budget that also contains the tuition hike is not a very good idea.

In fact, it is a very bad idea.

Maybe hanging onto the 2008 Lexus 400H with 73,000 miles would be the smart thing to do.

Show the community we’re being prudent with their tax dollars.

Evidently, that quaint notion never dawned on SCF president Lars Hafner or any of his minions within the administration who were aware of this outrageous proposal.

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