Five Finalists Identified in HCC President Search
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Last updated:Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 09:24 AM Posted:Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 09:02 AM
Five candidates were presented to the Haywood Community College Board of Trustees as finalists for the position of President of HCC at a special called meeting on June 25. The finalists were selected by a 17 member Presidential Search Committee consisting of people from the community. The search was facilitated by Donnie Hunter, President and CEO of North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees ( NCACCT) and President of National Search and Education Consulting, who reviewed all applicants to make sure that they met the minimum qualifications set forth by the HCC Board at the onset of the search process. A group of 25 applicants was forwarded to the committee which then narrowed the pool down to 12 candidates. The 12 candidates submitted video interviews and from that group the five finalists were selected. Six finalists were originally identified but one candidate withdrew because of another employment opportunity.
Bob Morris, Chairman of the HCC Board of Trustees, expressed gratitude to members of the search committee for their commitment and willingness to give their time and support to this important search.
Candidate interviews will be conducted on Monday, July 23; Wednesday, July 25; and Thursday, July 26. Times have been designated for HCC employees and the community to meet with each candidate.
Employees will have an opportunity to ask the candidates questions during individual sessions that will take place twice each day on Monday and Thursday at 8:45-9:45 a.m. and 10:10-11:10 a.m. and one time at 8:45-9:45 a.m. on Wednesday. These sessions will take place in the HCC Auditorium in the 1500 Building.
The Community Meet and Greet sessions will take place twice each day on Monday and Thursday at 11:20 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 12:35-1:30 p.m. and one time at 12:35-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. These sessions will take place in the HCC Auditorium Lobby in the 1500 Building.
The candidates include:
Dr. Douglas W. Allen will visit campus on Monday, July 23, 2012. He has served as President of Ridgewater College with campuses in Willmar and Hutchinson, Minnesota since 2003. Prior to his current position at Ridgewater College, he served as Vice President of Educational Services at Anoka-Ramsey Community College with campuses in Coon Rapids and Cambridge, Minnesota from 2000-2003. From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Allen served as Dean of Academic Affairs at Anoka-Ramsey Community College – Cambridge Campus. From 1990 to 1997, he served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Mount Marty College located in Watertown, South Dakota. Dr. Allen earned a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in English from South Dakota State University. Dr. Allen a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Dr. Barbara Beebe will visit campus on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. She has served as Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland, Maryland since 2008. Prior to her current position, she served as Director of Academic Programming at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, Massachusetts from 2000-2002. From 1997-2000, she served as Instructor of Business and Professional Studies at Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vermont. Dr. Beebe earned an Associate in Arts Degree from Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts/Management from Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vermont and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. Dr. Beebe earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy/Postsecondary and Adult Education Specialization from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dr. John D. Gossett will visit campus on Thursday, July 26, 2012. He has served as Vice President of Student Development Services at Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine, North Carolina since 2006. Prior to his current position, he served the College as Director of Research & Planning from 1997-2006. In addition, he has served Mayland Community College as Interim Vice President of Academic Services (1996-1997), Associate Vice President of Workforce Development and Small Business Center Director (1996), Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs (1991-1996), Title III Director (1993-1998), and Business Department Chair (1989-1991). Dr. Gossett earned Bachelors Degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a Masters in Business Administration from Appalachian State University. Dr. Gossett earned a Doctor of Education in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University.
Dr. Keith Mackie will visit campus on Thursday, July 26, 2012. He has served as Vice President of Instruction at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, North Carolina since 2008. Prior to his current position, he served the College as Associate Dean for Business, Graphics, and Public Services from 2004-2006. In addition, he has served the College as the Graphics and Public Service Division Chairperson and as the Advertising and Graphic Design & Photographic Technology Department Head. Dr. Mackie earned a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design from Western Carolina University and a Masters in Industrial Education from Appalachian State University. Dr. Mackie earned a Doctor of Education in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University.
Dr. Teresa E. Smith will visit campus on Monday, July 23, 2012. She has served as the Vice President for Administration/CFO at Tallahassee Community College since 2008 including serving as Interim Vice President for Information Technology since 2009. Prior to her current position, she served as Senior Vice President at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, South Carolina 2005-2008. She also served PTC as Vice President of Administration from 1999-2006. Dr. Smith served as Vice President for Business Affairs at PTC from 1996 to 1999. Dr. Smith received a Bachelors Degree in Business from Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina in 1980. Dr. Smith received a Master in Business Administration from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Clemson University.