A formal investigation of the Houston Community College recommends a criminal probe of at least one sitting Houston Community College Board Trustee, and recommends an axe be taken to exorbitant legal fees.
Dolcefino Consulting was hired in July by independently elected Board Member Dave Wilson to begin a review of HCC ethical practices.
“While we were working, HCC has already blown more than a quarter of a million dollars investigating itself, again,” says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting. “In typical HCC fashion the taxpayers don’t have a clue what they have done. It’s a swamp Washington would be proud of.”
Wednesday morning, HCC Trustee Dave Wilson was joined by Dolcefino to publicly release the first report and recommendations for an ethical cleaning of the tarnished education institution.
“We have spent a lot of time fighting with the Houston Community College over records. They don’t want you to see the truth, cuz it is ugly,” says Dolcefino. “We decided it was time to go public. Some of the fixes would be obvious to a kindergarten student.”
“I have paid for this review out of my own money because I respect being a public servant,” says Wilson. “HCC will remain a sick institution if we do not find our ethical compass. I am just one vote, but I promise to be a loud one for transparency and accountability.”HCC_REPORT
Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson on Thursday announced an investigation into misconduct.
Wilson said that Wayne Dolcefino will lead the investigation into the school after Chris Oliver’s recent bribery conviction.
Wilson expressed his disappointment in Oliver’s actions and felt the school needed an independent investigation for the benefit of the students.
Oliver, 53, was originally charged March 9 and pleaded guilty May 15.
HCC trustee hires consultant, lawyer to look into money troubles (Houston Chronicle)
Houston Community College trustee Dave Wilson, expressing doubt with the impartiality of the college system’s internal investigation into procurement practices, hired consultant Wayne Dolcefino and attorney Keith Gross to investigate procurement, facilities, employment and related financial matters.