ROCHESTER (AP) — Students and staff at a Minnesota community college are calling for the school's president to leave.

The student association and a faculty and staff union at Rochester Community and Technical College sent an open letter this week saying President Leslie McClellon's 18-month tenure has harmed the campus. The letter cited spending it deemed excessive for a recent centennial celebration, including $20,000 for a jazz band and another $15,000 for audio and video expenses.

The school is staring down an $800,000 budget deficit. The unions say a leadership change is necessary to put the college on a better path.

McClellon declined an interview request. She released a statement saying she welcomes the groups trying to address the issues.