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Three finalists named in SCC presidential search

UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018

Three finalists have been named in the search for a new president of Spokane Community College.

The Community Colleges of Spokane, the system that includes SCC and Spokane Falls Community College, announced Tuesday that a search committee has narrowed the pool of candidates to replace Ryan Carstens, who stepped down as SCC president in July and now leads a university campus in New Mexico.

The finalists are Kevin Brockbank, the vice provost and current acting president of SCC; Barbara Hanson, a former CEO and chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College; and Greg Mosier, the executive vice president of academic affairs at Rochester Community Technical College in Minnesota.

The finalists are scheduled to visit SCC, meet with campus and district leaders, and participate in open public forums this month. Hanson will visit on April 9, Mosier on April 10, and Brockbank on April 16. Each public forum will run 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in SCC’s Building 6 (also known as the Lair).

The campus is at 1810 N. Greene St.

According to a news release, Chancellor Christine Johnson plans to select a new SCC president by the end of the academic year so that person can start the job by July 1.

SFCC also is searching for a new president to replace Janet Gullickson, who resigned last summer to lead a school in Virginia.

Darren Pitcher served as SFCC’s acting president for about eight months before resigning in February amid allegations of sexual harassment. Provost Nancy Fair-Szofran is the new acting president. She also leads the committee in charge of screening candidates for the permanent job.

A district spokeswoman said the SFCC search is following a timeline similar to the SCC search, although no finalists have been announced.

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