Pros: great place to live
Cons: internal conflict was untenable.
I was hired to support a general initiative to improve internal and community relations for this college during a significant transition. Since leaving there, four directors either left or were let go, as did a Vice President and a President. Another Vice President has retired and a fourth has been on leave indefinitely. I was glad to move on at the time.
The reputation in the community was so bad that nearly everyone agreed my leaving was a good idea, given the culture and the ongoing conflict. I was disappointed, but was also glad to get out when I did. It was clearly going to become more difficult to sustain into the future. I was also drawn back to the south by a continuing relationship that was exacerbated by the distance between us.