March 2, 2011

Lewis-Clark State College names new president

Associated Press
 
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Dr. Tony Fernandez has been named president of Lewis-Clark State College.
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LEWISTON, Idaho — The Idaho state Board of Education has named Tony Fernandez the president of Lewis-Clark State College.

Fernandez was provost and has served as interim president of LCSC since July, after Dene Thomas left for the presidency of Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colo.

In a teleconference Wednesday, the Idaho Board of Education unanimously voted to give the job to Fernandez.

He was chosen over two other finalists: Stephen Condon, former president of Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn., and Lynn Gillette, provost and executive vice president of Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Shortly after Thomas announced he was leaving, several faculty members urged school officials to save the money that would be spent on a national search and give the job to Fernandez.

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