With interviews and public forums complete, now it is on to the
process of making a decision on who will be the next Vice President of Academic
and Student Affairs at Shoreline Community College.
The campus community got a chance this past week to see and
question the four candidates from next door and across the country.All of the forums were webcast via Elluminate. The candidates and forum schedule included:
Transitional Programs Director Bill Sperling asks a question of Dr. Craig Lewis. More photos
- Monday, May 21 - Dr. Keith Smith, an Edmonds resident and Vice-Provost
at Kaplan University, holds a Ph.D inEducation from Seattle University.
- Tuesday, May 22 - Dr. Craig Lewis lives in Langley on
Whidbey Island and is Dean of Communications/Social Sciences at Everett
Community College. Dr. Lewis and holds a Doctorate in Education in Education
Foundations from the University of New Mexico.
- Thursday, May 24 – Dr. Virginia Tomlinson is currently Dean
of Instruction, Arts, and Sciences at Spokane Community College. She holds a
Doctorate in Sociology from University of Pittsburgh.
- Friday, May 25 - Dr. James Jansen holds a Doctorate in
Languages/Literature from the University of Utah. He is Associate Dean of
Academic Affairs for Corning Community College and lives in Painted Post, N.Y.
Before the forums and separate interviews with the committee
and President Lee Lambert, the search committee worked hard to review the
candidate applications and narrow the field. Moving forward, the committee will
meet again to review their notes, list strengths and weaknesses of each candidate
and present a package of information to President Lambert.
Lambert said at the May 23 Board of Trustees meeting that he
hopes to have an offer made and a new VP hired by July 1. Whoever that is, they
will be taking over from the current vice president, John Backes, who has
announced his retirement.