BEND, OR -- After meeting for six hours over the weekend, Central Oregon Community College's board is still trying to decide who will be the school's next president. During Saturday's deliberations, students, staff and community representatives gave their input following visits by the four top candidates.
The board is now asking for additional time before moving into the next phase of the process. COCC Board Chair Laura Craska Cooper issued the following statement: "This has been a great process and I want to thank everyone who participated. The Board believes we had four great candidates and those who presented to us today all confirmed that. Saturday's meeting was quite challeging for us because of the strength of the candidates. We are moving forward and will be looking at making one or two site visits to find out more about our top choices."
Board members will meet in in Executive Session on Thursday to continue discussions.