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What do you want to see in a president?

The Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees has begun a search for a new president to replace Walter Dalton, who will retire in February 2021.

The first step for the trustees is to develop a profile for the position. This profile sets out the kind of person and types of skills the board would like to see in a new president.

To create the profile, the trustees are seeking input from employees, students, members of the community and other stakeholders. Once the profile is established a website will be published to share the details about the search including the application process.

There are several ways to share your opinion.

First, you may complete a four-question survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/isothermal-cc-presidential-search.

Second, you may attend one of three public forums on Thursday, Sept. 17:

  • 10 a.m. — The Foundation Performing Arts and Conference Center
  • 1 p.m. — Isothermal Polk Center in Columbus
  • 6 p.m. — The Foundation Performing Arts and Conference Center

Space is extremely limited, due to social distancing requirements. Face coverings will be required. Please do not attend if you are running a high temperature or have any symptoms of Covid-19.

The sessions will also stream on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/isothermal.edu. You do not have to have a Facebook account to view these streams. The forums will be conducted by Kennon Briggs of ACCT Search, the firm the trustees have hired to conduct the search.

Submitted by Mike Gavin