Four finalists named in search for SCC president
The St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees has named four finalists in the search for the institution’s next president.
Four candidates will visit the campus between April 26 and May 2. Groups interviewing the candidates include students, faculty, staff, administrative officers, the Board of Trustees and local community and business leaders.
“At the April 11 meeting, the board narrowed the list of candidates from 11 to four,” said William R. Pundmann, chair of the Presidential Search Committee and president of the SCC Board of Trustees. “We are excited to host the candidates in the coming weeks and we look forward to the selection of the third president of St. Charles Community College.”
The candidates are: Cliff Davis, M.A., vice president for institutional advancement and executive director of the OTC Foundation for Ozarks (Mo.) Technical Community College; Richard L. Dawe, Ph.D., president of Ozarka (Ark.) College; Maureen Murphy, Ph.D., president of San Jacinto College South in the San Jacinto (Texas) Community College District; and Joseph M. Sopcich, Ph.D., executive vice president of administrative services at Johnson County (Kan.) Community College.
The college began a presidential search following the fall 2010 announcement by current president, John M. McGuire, Ph.D., who will retire in September 2011. The Presidential Search Committee reviewed applications, narrowed 45 candidates to 11 semi-finalists and presented the names to the Board of Trustees at its regular board meeting on April 11. The board selected four finalists during the closed session portion of the meeting.
The Board of Trustees expects to announce the name of the next college president in May.