Q: What should I know about this situation that I might not have seen in media reports to date?
Q: How will the college adjust personnel-wise to continue to conduct business?
A: The duties of facilities supervisor and Vice President of Administrative Services have been distributed to various departments at PCC. An independent accounting firm has been retained to assist as well.
Q: Is it true that the College knew nothing about this situation prior to being notified by the DA's office?
A: Sadly, yes. While we still don't know for certain what happened and those under suspicion have not been charged, the fact is that if a determined and intelligent person sets out to hide misconduct, it can take a while for the truth to surface.
Q: Could others have been involved in aiding the suspected individuals? Do you think you'll be putting anyone else on administrative leave and/or terminating their employment?
A: There is absolutely no reason to believe anyone else in the PCC community had anything to do with what occurred. That said, we are cooperating closely with the DA's office and proceeding with our own internal audit to ensure this is the case. We will not, ever, tolerate illegal and/or unethical behavior by College employees.
Q: What has the accounting firm of Vicenti, Lloyd, and Stutzman been hired to do?
A: To temporarily handle Administrative Services tasks and to conduct a forensic audit to confirm our belief that College finances were not directly impacted by these events.
Q: What should I do if the DA's office contacts me?
A: If you are a College employee, they won't contact you, they'll contact the College's General Counsel. If you are not a College employee, you can choose to cooperate with them with or without an attorney present.
Q: If I have concerns about how this news might affect ME, who can I contact?
A: Contact the College's Director of Public Relations, Juan Gutierrez, at firstname.lastname@example.org for all questions; if he can't help you directly, he'll find someone who can.