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April 9, 2014

COCC Board chooses to not hire for president, extends search

 

The Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors has decided not to hire a new president for the College at this time. COCC Board Chair Bruce Abernethy said the board has determined there are unanswered questions that provide concern and that the College needs to move forward.   

 

Following an Executive Session meeting, the Board passed a resolution to “not hire” any of the candidates, and to “extend the search.” The Board did not make a formal decision on a timeline for the next phase of the search, but did indicate it would likely start the process back up in the fall. No decision has been made as to who will serve as president after June 30, when current president Jim Middleton is scheduled to retire. The Board also scheduled a meeting next week to continue the conversation.

 

“It is very disappointing to have gone through this process, involved so many members of the campus and the community, yet not be able to hire at this time,” Abernethy said. “I want to thank the members of the Search Advisory Committee and everyone who participated in the interview process. I know they will all be disappointed with this news.”
 

The college conducted a national search, beginning last fall. A 17-member Search Advisory Committee, comprised of faculty, staff, students and community members, screened all of the applications and selected three candidates whom the Board invited for interviews. After the interviews, the Board identified Dr. Patrick Lanning as the top candidate and then began what it hoped were the final steps.

 

 

 

Ron Paradis

Director of College Relations

Central Oregon Community College

Central Oregon Community College News Release below:

 

 

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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