Published Wed, Sep 28, 2011 7:40 am Dateline
A southeastern Ohio college president ousted from the job this summer amid a dispute with school trustees is being reinstated.
Hocking College President Ron Erickson resigned in June after a battle with trustees over governance and communication.
Since then, several board members have been replaced.
The new mix of trustees voted 5-4 on Tuesday to bring Erickson back.
New Board Chairman Mike Brooks has said he thinks it would be a mistake to spend money searching for a new president.
He also says the college needs consistency after having five interim or permanent presidents within three years.
Brooks says that shuffling has wasted a lot of money.
Erickson says he's "delightfully surprised" by the board's decision.
He was set to resume work today.