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April 9, 2014

COCC Board chooses to not hire for president, extends search

 

The Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors has decided not to hire a new president for the College at this time. COCC Board Chair Bruce Abernethy said the board has determined there are unanswered questions that provide concern and that the College needs to move forward.   

 

Following an Executive Session meeting, the Board passed a resolution to “not hire” any of the candidates, and to “extend the search.” The Board did not make a formal decision on a timeline for the next phase of the search, but did indicate it would likely start the process back up in the fall. No decision has been made as to who will serve as president after June 30, when current president Jim Middleton is scheduled to retire. The Board also scheduled a meeting next week to continue the conversation.

 

“It is very disappointing to have gone through this process, involved so many members of the campus and the community, yet not be able to hire at this time,” Abernethy said. “I want to thank the members of the Search Advisory Committee and everyone who participated in the interview process. I know they will all be disappointed with this news.”
 

The college conducted a national search, beginning last fall. A 17-member Search Advisory Committee, comprised of faculty, staff, students and community members, screened all of the applications and selected three candidates whom the Board invited for interviews. After the interviews, the Board identified Dr. Patrick Lanning as the top candidate and then began what it hoped were the final steps.

 

 

 

Ron Paradis

Director of College Relations

Central Oregon Community College

Central Oregon Community College News Release below:

 

 

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