SHERMAN TWP. – The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees has announced the formation of a presidential search committee to select a new college president.
Current president David Devier announced earlier this year he will retire effective June 30, 2024. He has been the college’s president since January 2014.
During last month’s meeting, the board approved moving forward with using the Association of Community College Trustees as the presidential search firm as recommended by the college’s presidential search steering committee, comprised of board trustees Bruce Gosling, Kim Bontrager and Joe Haas.
The steering committee sought and vetted nominations from a variety of constituents, including Glen Oaks faculty and staff, the Glen Oaks Foundation, students and representatives from the community. Trustee Joe Haas will serve as chair.
Committee members include Jeff Brazo, Ken Jones, Andrew Kuk and Teresa Belote from the community; Christina Steele, Tonya Howden and Evan Dembskey from the Glen Oaks administration team; Chad Worthington and Michael Northrop from the college’s faculty; Melanie Golden and Dan Scott from the college’s support staff; GOCC foundation director Vonda Marrow; GOCC board members Elizabeth Datkovic and Carol Higgins; and GOCC students Marcus Broom and Jodi Hollingsworth.
College funds from the board accounts will be used to conduct the search with the selected firm as well as associated travel costs and search committee expenses.
Glen Oaks Community College was established in 1965 and serves approximately 1,100 students.