My phone was silent yesterday, as it has been for weeks. This wasn’t surprising, since the person I was waiting to hear from was Terence Gomes, president of Roxbury Community College.
The longtime leader has been pretty much silent at a time of what can fairly be called crisis for his school. RCC is under both federal and state investigation for financial-aid issues and underreported campus crime. There was widespread outrage, as well, over a jobtraining program, funded by a group of major CEOs, that Gomes rejected, even though it would have provided a prime opportunity for his students at no cost to the school.