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During the global pandemic the Broward College faculty counselors worked hard to keep students enrolled, focused, and successful. In the middle of the workday on April 15th, 2020 faculty counselors were given at most 20 minutes notice to attend an emergency meeting where the administration announced they were no longer employed at Broward College.
The termination of Broward College faculty counselors during a global pandemic jeopardized the livelihoods of 14 veteran employees without notice, or warning, many of whom served as loyal employees for over 20 years. Students were confused and in need of assistance transitioning to the new format of remote and online learning. Their assigned counselors vanished midday and students lost the support they rely on to succeed. It was an incredible disservice to both, Broward Colleges’ veteran employees and the students they serve.
Eliminating faculty counselors damaged our community, our staff, our faculty, and most importantly, our students. We, the undersigned, demand the Broward College President, Gregory Haile, and the Broward College District Board of Trustees to reinstate the Broward College Counselors immediately.