At the February 23, 2015 regular Board meeting Executive Director Cynthia Johnson submitted her letter of resignation to the Board. Her reign of unprofessionalism will end March 4, 2015… My only question is WHY do we have to wait till March 4th????
Rumor has it that Cynthia Johnson has accepted a position at Virginia College-Jackson Campus as the Cosmetology Program Director… Can anyone imagine that???? If she runs that office anything like she has ran the Board of Cosmetology Agency…. I don’t even want to think about it…. WAIT A MINUTIE… Didn’t the former School Coordinator Stephanie Boone-Owens also accept the same position at Virginia College-Biloxi Campus…What is up with Virginia College or better yet let’s just say…… THANK YOU VIRIGNIA COLLEGE
Now for the rest of the meeting… You could tell that there was a lot of tension in the room.. There was 2 of the newly appointed Board members present… Darlene Smith who is taking Leisa McElreath’s place and Bertha Johnson who is taking Teresa Whitman’s place… Their appointments will start 3/29/2015….
There were 8 request for duplicate licenses… All were approved.. BOY has that number dramatically dropped..
Board attorney Jeff Jernigan addressed the Board concerning request for licensee holders names and address… Jeff stated that the AG’s office has ruled that this information is confidential and should not be released to individuals… He also stated that the Ethics Commission has before them the same question… And all though there is no official opinion yet, there has been several comments that is leaning towards an agency being able to provide such a list of its licensee holders.. Dot Ennis asked Mr. Jernigan if he could supply the Board with the Written Opinion from the Attorney General’s Office….
Dot Ennis asked Executive Director Cynthia Johnson for a list of the Evaluators that PCS will be using to administer the practical examination. Cynthia Johnson told Dot that she did not have such a list… This discussion got extremely heated. Dot told Cynthia that Matt Levy with PCS told her that the Board Office was given a list of the evaluators….. Dot then asked Leisa McElreath if she had a list and Leisa replied NO… Dot asked Leisa why did she not let the other Board members know about the training classes that was given to the new evaluators. Leisa stated that she did not have too!!!! To help shorten this story Leisa McElreath has run the show when it comes to EVERY Thing dealing with this new testing company…. She actually helped to evaluate the evaluators during their 2 days of training… BUT SHE HAS NO IDEA who they are???? Give me a break… Dot Ennis asked School Coordinator Tavia Thornton to contact Matt Levy with PCS to ask for him to be present at the March 30, 2015 Board meeting…
There was a lot of different approvals for upcoming shows… Reba Roy is having her Spring Seminar May 3rd and 4th you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org… Karoline Finch “MCSA” received approval for their upcoming show June 7th & 8th to be held at the Imperial Palace, Biloxi…. This Continuing Educational Seminar you don’t want to miss…. You can contact Karoline at email@example.com
This was the shortest Board meeting I have attended so far…. It was over by 11:30…. As always I will do my best to keep you updated with the progress as OUR NEW BOARD moves forward…..