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Chesapeake College Announces Finalists for President

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

WYE MILLS – The Presidential Search Advisory Committee of Chesapeake College on Tuesday named the three finalists for president of the regional community college. The Chesapeake College Board of Trustees will choose the next president from among the three finalists. The successful candidate will replace President Stuart M. Bounds, who retires in July.

"We were impressed by the quality of the applicant pool, very pleased with the caliber of the finalists, and are excited about having these finalists introduced to our college community," said Trustee James Maffitt, who is chair of the search advisory committee.

The three finalists will travel to Wye Mills for multiple interview sessions March 3-6. Once all of the interviews are complete, the Board will begin deliberations. The new president will be named in April.

The three finalists are listed below:

Linda Thomas-Glover
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Present Position: Provost/Chief Academic Officer of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (Kentucky) since 2004.
Education: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - Ph.D., Chemistry – concentration: Biochemistry/Molecular biology
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY - Master of Science, Medicinal Chemistry
South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, SC - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Experience: 2002-2004 Vice President of Instruction Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC
2001-2002 Interim Vice President of Instruction Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC
1998-2002 Science and Mathematics Division Chair Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC

Barbara A. Viniar
Ithaca, New York
Present Position: Executive Director, Institute for Community College Development, Cornell University (New York) since 2003.
Education: Fairleigh Dickinson University - Ed.D., Institute for Leadership Studies - adult development, management and higher education
Lehman College, City University of New York - Master of Arts, English Literature
Lehman College, City University of New York - Bachelor of Arts, English Literature
Experience: 1994-2003 President Berkshire Community College, Berkshire, MA

Nancy Webster Yurko
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Present Position: Associate Vice President of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Florida Community College at Jacksonville since 2006.
Education: Georgetown University - Ph.D, Biology
Loyola College - Bachelor of Science, Biology
Experience: 2005-2006 Interim President Florida Community College at Jacksonville
1999-2006 Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences Florida Community College at Jacksonville

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