I was born and raised in Galveston County and I have lived and worked here my whole life. Two months ago, I retired from my job at College of the Mainland after 26 years. COM used to be a wonderful place to work and a great place to get an education.
When Larry Stanley was president at COM, management, professors and staff were like one big family. We were all in it together. Everyone worked together, took good care of students together and served the community together. Employees received good pay and good benefits, and we had a real voice in making decisions. The community strongly supported COM.