Campbell a finalist for North Seattle presidency

Shoreline Community College Interim President Daryl Campbell is a finalist for the presidency at North Seattle Community College.

Campbell made the announcement  at the Feb. 26, 2014 Board of Trustees meeting, adding that he is honored to be consider for the position at North Seattle. “However, I want to make it clear; I get up every day focused on the work here at Shoreline Community College,” Campbell said.

Shoreline is conducting its own search for a permanent president after Lee Lambert resigned in June, 2013 to take the chancellor position at Pima Community College, in Tucson, Ariz. Campbell, who had been Vice President for Administrative Services at Shoreline since 2008, was named interim president by the Board of Trustees while a nationwide search was conducted to find a permanent replacement.

In June, board members decided that the interim president would not be eligible to apply for the permanent position. The restriction is a common move in such cases to assure that other potential candidates would not perceive the interim as having an unfair advantage.

Shoreline’s search process has resulted in four finalists being selected, including, in alphabetical order:

  • Dr. Warren Brown, Executive Vice President for Instruction and Student Services at Seattle Central Community College.
  • Paula T. Langteau, Campus Dean and CEO at the University of Wisconsin-Marinette, in Marinette, Wis.
  • Dr. Cheryl Roberts, President of Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Ore.
  • Dr. Dennis Rome, Associate Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wis.

On-campus interviews with the Shoreline finalists are scheduled for the week of April 7, and details are expected soon.

North Seattle’s search process began in December with the position announcement. Semi-finalist interviews were conducted in mid-February and finalists then notified. The announcement by Campbell is, so far, the only one made public. The published timeline for the North Seattle process indicates finalist interviews March 10-14 and new president announced in April.

The start dates for new presidents at both colleges is anticipated to be July 1, 2014.

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