ESCANABA — Bay College Board of Trustee candidate Bill Milligan says he loves Bay College but is critical of the administration. He taught at Bay for 17 years and served as the faculty association president.
He said the college needs to be more transparent and the administration more accountable.
“The environment we have right there as far as accountability and communication is dysfunctional and I dare say at times toxic. It’s not healthy,” said Milligan.
He pointed to the elimination of seven positions including a theater program while at the same time starting a new athletic program. He would like to bring the theater program back.
“I think the arts and academics are just as important as the sports program. And, as a matter of fact, they haven’t put the sports program and those good kids and those good people in the position where the community to feel good about that and not ask these questions because they did that,” he said.
Milligan is one of four running for two six-year terms on the board of trustees.
He said Bay needs to do a better job attracting students and support its staff and programs.