President Search

President Search Update

March 16, 2018

I would like to provide you with a brief update regarding the president search. First of all, thank you to those of you who participated in yesterday’s forums. The President Search Ad Hoc Committee was excited to bring two excellent finalists to Owens for the campus community to meet. The Search Committee consisted of internal and external stakeholders who took their charge of vetting the candidates’ qualifications and credentials very seriously, based on position criteria developed with stakeholder input. A total of 41 applications were received. The Committee reviewed the candidates’ materials with identifying information redacted to guard against any bias, pro or con. Thereafter, the Committee narrowed the candidate pool down to four, and two finalists were forwarded for further consideration.

The next step in the timeline is to continue to perform our due diligence. Any future announcements or action regarding the president search is anticipated to coincide with the next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on April 11, 2018.

Diana H. Talmage
Chair, Board of Trustees
Owens Community College