New President of Lane Community College to be Selected by July 2022

Following the announcement that current President Dr. Margaret Hamilton will be retiring in late June next year, the national search for Lane Community College’s next President has commenced and is projected to conclude with the next incumbent in place by July 2022.

The College’s Board of Education is set to approve appointments made to the Presidential Search Advisory Committee on September 15. Representatives from the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) will be facilitating a number of public forums in early October to gain insights from students, faculty, staff, and community members on characteristics that are critical for Lane’s next President to possess, along with opportunities and challenges the College currently faces. These forums will be supplemented by feedback to a public survey designed by ACCT and distributed by Lane.

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Dr. Peter Grant Jordan Appointed Next President of Dutchess Community College, SUNY

Following a national search and recruitment effort, the State University of New York Board of Trustees met at a regularly scheduled meeting on June 23, 2021 to vote to appoint Dr. Peter Grant Jordan as the next President of Dutchess Community College within the SUNY system, with an effective start date of August 2, 2021.

Jordan, who previously served as President of Tarrant County College’s South Campus in Texas, was one of three finalists invited to participate in open forums at the College in early May. Other finalists included Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper, Provost and Vice President at Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, MN; and Dr. Reine Sarmiento is Vice President Enrollment Management and Associate Provost at Lehman College, CUNY, in New York, NY.

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Santiago Canyon College, RSCCD, Selects Next President

Concluding a national search, Dr. Pamela Ralston was selected as the next President of Santiago Canyon College, part of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, following approval by the Board of Trustees at their regular meeting on May 10, 2021.

Ralston, who previously served as Executive Vice President for Educational Programs at Santa Barbara City College, was one of three candidates invited by the College to interview as finalists. Other finalists included Dr. Felicia Ganther, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Student Affairs Officer at Maricopa Community Colleges in Tempe, AZ; and Dr. Brian Sanders, Vice President of Instruction at Columbia College in Sonora, CA.

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CVTC District Board Names Next President

The Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) District Board met Thursday, May 6, 2021 at a special meeting to approve the contract for the College’s next President, Dr. Sunem Beaton-Garcia.

Beaton-Garcia, who served as the North Campus President and Vice Provost for Academic Services at Broward College, was one of four finalists who participated in open forums in late April. Other finalists included Dr. Kathleen Linaker, Vice President of Academics at Western Technical College in LaCrosse, WI; Dr. Nicholas Ouellette, CEO/Superintendent of Hudson School District in Hudson, WI; and Dr. Kristen Raney, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Saint Paul College in Saint Paul, MN.

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Search for New CVTC President Underway

Dr. Cecilia Cervates, ACCT Search Consultant, is facilitating the search for Chippewa Valley Technical College’s (CVTC) next president. The search has begun following the retirement announcement of current president, Dr. Bruce Barker, who will remain in the post until July 2021.

CVTC’s community, students, and employees participated in 2 public forums on Friday, February 2021, to discuss the development of the presidential profile, which will be used for the position’s recruitment. The discussions covered topics such as ideal characteristics of the new president, in addition to the opportunities and challenges the College faces at present and in the future. These forums were supplemented by feedback to a public survey designed by ACCT and distributed by CVTC.

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