By: Jyllian Roach, Editor-In-Chief | Photo By: Jonathan Gamboa
Former Full-time History Instructor Steve Cormier said that he may have lost the arbitration for his case, but he will continue to fight to set the record straight.
The now retired instructor has filed a grievance against the arbitrator for gross negligence in the decision, he said.
The arbitration decision, issued in October, 2012, sided with CNM and found Cormier responsible in accusations that he used excessive force against Part-time SAGE instructor Cheryl Brown in November, 2011, said Cormier.
Cormier has contended since a complaint was filed that he treated Brown gently and respectfully, he said.
Safety and Security staff members have been working to fix security issues on all campuses.
The CNM Chronicle Volume 18, Issue 10 article of the titled “Second Safety Walk Finds More Campus Hazards” reported problems discovered during the Campus Safety Walk and the Volume 18, Issue 11 article titled “Lack of Accessibility Disrupts Learning Environment ” reported accessibility issues with automatic door openers.
S a f e t y Director Gilbert Gallegos said CNM staff and contractors have been repairing the code blue phones so they are more visible around campus and more accessible in case of an emergency.
“You’ll probably be seeing vendors on campus in the coming weeks, doing a little cosmetic work, buffing and polishing them, giving them wax jobs, bringing out the color of the code blues,” he said.