The goal of this page is to have a single point being updated often that details how the current crisis came about and the steps being taken to Save Chester College. It is a work in progress.
April 24 : An anonymous faculty member puts up posters on campus with an “Occupy Chester” slogan and describing the financial situation the college was facing.
April 25 : Two emergency meetings are held by the president of the college, Bob Baines, to explain to students what is happening to and to attempt to stop the flow of rumors about what is happening. The first meeting was filmed and can be viewed here.
May 5 : Save! Chester College: Silent Auction fundraiser. Raised $15,000, as well as a $5,000 pledge. Total amount raised reached $87,000
May 6 : Received another $5,000 pledge, increasing grand total to $92,000.
May 7 : Faculty and staff sign a Vote of No Confidence in Bob Baines and students rally in front of the Lane building, demanding his resignation. The Board of Trustees acknowledges the vote but continues to support Baines. Please read the Vote of No Confidence for more information.