Former Rep. Larry Galizio named president of Clatsop Community College

Daily Astorian:

Clatsop Community College has chosen a former Oregon legislator as its next president.

Larry Galizio was selected by the college board at a meeting Tuesday night - amid protestations from one board member.

The vote was 6-1 in favor of the choice, with Larry Sparks as the sole vote against. Moments before the meeting ended, Sparks turned in his resignation to Board Chairman Dirk Rohne, and called the president selection process "politicized" and "corrupted."

Soon afterward, Rohne called the decision "agonizing" especially because of the difficult economic time community colleges are experiencing. But he and the other six board members who chose Galizio over the other finalist, Sara Burns, felt they'd picked the right person from a field of highly-qualified candidates.

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