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Regents seeking feedback on presidential selection process

Retiring President Paul Sechrist

The Board of Regents is moving right along with the presidential search process and is asking for students, faculty, and staff to get involved.

Open forum listening sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 in Al Snipes Board Room located on campus.

The sessions will be facilitated by Laurie Savona, operations officer for search services for the college’s search committee, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).

Teresa Moisant, Board of Regents chair, said she hopes all students will attend and give input and insight regarding the characteristics a new president needs.

“Through your dedication and day-to-day involvement, OCCC’s students, faculty and staff have a lasting impact on the college.  These listening sessions give you another opportunity to contribute to the future of OCCC.

“The information from these and earlier listening sessions will assist the Board in finalizing a position profile which will be posted to invite applications from internal candidates,” Moisant said in an email.

In a previous special meeting of the Board of Regents on Nov. 18, 2014 the board decided in a 6-to-1 vote that the search for the college’s next president will start first within the walls of the college.

Regents will review the applications for internal candidates beginning March 5.

A special Board of Regents meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 26 to finalize the Presidential Profile and set a timeline.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on March 9, 2015 in Al Snipes Board Room.

For more information, visit www.occc.edu/aboutus/boardofregents.html [1].

Keep checking http://pioneer.occc.edu [2] for presidential search updates.

To contact Lauren Daniel, email onlineeditor@occc.edu