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Chemeketa presidential search produces no finalists

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa presidential search produces no finalistsThe Chemeketa Community College Board of Education voted in a special public meeting today to accept the recommendation of its Presidential Search Advisory Committee.  The recommendation of this committee was that none of the applicants for the position who had been interviewed by the committee move forward to a second round of interviews.  By accepting this recommendation, the board has ended the current search for a new president.

The board will discuss next steps during its regular February 18 board meeting.

“We had a strong pool of qualified candidates,” said Ed Dodson who chaired the search advisory committee. “It was the consensus of the committee that no one was a complete fit for our needs at this time.” Dodson also serves as chair of the Chemeketa Board of Education.

The search advisory committee screened twenty-one applications for the position. The advisory committee then interviewed five candidates from the applicant pool.

“The committee’s work reflected exactly the kind of collaboration that makes Chemeketa a great community resource and I am grateful for their willingness to assist the college.” said Dodson.

Members of Chemeketa’s Presidential Search Advisory Committee included representatives from the community, college board members, employees and students.

Committee member Christy Perry said she appreciated the opportunity to participate in the process.

“Our partnership with Chemeketa is really important, and I respect both the process and the determination that the right fit for Chemeketa was not evident in this pool of applicants.”

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