Roberts has presidential interviews

Cheryl Roberts came to Shoreline Community College on Friday, April 11, 2014, the second and final visit by candidates for the position of college president.

Cheryl Roberts speaks during the open forum.

Cheryl Roberts speaks during the open forum. More photos

Roberts, currently President of Chemeketa Community College, a multi-campus college based in Salem, Ore., started her day with a reception that included members of the Presidential Screening Committee as well as the President’s Cabinet. From there, she had a question-and-answer session with members of the Executive Leadership Team.

Following lunch, Roberts received a comprehensive tour of the campus. Then, it was an hour-long appearance at an open forum, which drew mostly faculty and staff along with several community members. Next came a student forum that turned into a sit-down conversation with about a dozen students.

Roberts then went into an executive-session interview with members of the Board of Trustees followed by an off-campus dinner with members of the board.

Before going to Chemeketa, Roberts served as Vice President for Instruction at South Seattle Community College. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Seattle University, a Master of Arts in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Ohio State University and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Seattle University.

The first candidate interview was Monday, April 7, with Paula Langteau, Campus Dean and CEO at the University of Wisconsin-Marinette. Langteau went through the same day-long interview process.

Members of the Board of Trustees are scheduled to begin their deliberations at 4 p.m., Monday, April 14, during an executive session.

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