FORT MYERS, Fla. - Governor Rick Scott has appointed four new members of the Board of Trustees at Edison State College. The move completely changes the makeup of the board. For instance, Board Chairwoman Mary Lee Mann, a supporter of School President Kenneth Walker, has been replaced.
The appointments come only days before the board holds an emergency meeting to, among other things, make a decision on the future of Walker.
Marjorie Starnes-Bilotti replaces Mann on the board. She says the countless scandals on campus inspired her to get involved. She's not saying how she will vote during Friday's meeting.
"I'm not prepared to answer that question, and here's why, I don't have all the facts yet," Starnes-Bilotti said.
Along with Starnes-Bilotti, the new trustees are Brian Chapman, a local insurance agent and former Edison student, Punta Gorda accountant Sankey "Eddie" Webb III and Pam Seay, an attorney and professor at FGCU.
Seay could not be reached for comment. Chapman and Webb both say it's premature for them to say if they will vote to fire Walker.
The four new members must be approved by the State Senate. However, they will be able to vote on Walker's future before that happens.
"I know for years (Walker) has done a wonderful job, I know that for the last year or so we've had some major problems," said Starnes-Bilotti, "I want to help resolve them."