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4/22/2011 10:34:00 AM
Finalists named in Yavapai College presidential search

The Yavapai College District Governing Board Presidential Search Committee voted on the four finalists for President of Yavapai College April 15.

The Presidential Search Committee met in executive session to discuss the highly qualified field of candidates and moved into public session where the finalists were named.

Dr. Patricia McCarver, Presidential Search Committee Chair and member of the District Governing Board, said, "We were very pleased with the caliber of the candidates in our pool.

"Their interest in leading Yavapai College is a reflection on our faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community."

The search committee is comprised of faculty, staff, students and community members.

The national search campaign began at the beginning of the year.

The process included outreach and recruitment design to attract top-level candidates from across the nation.

During the first week in May, the four finalists will be interviewed by the District Governing Board, given a tour and attend public campus forums at the Verde Valley and Prescott Campuses, meet with the Vice Presidents, and spend time with the current president.

The District Governing Board would like to offer the position and wrap up contract negotiations by mid May.

The finalists are:

• Dr. Jeff Allbritten is president of the Collier Campus of Edison State College, Naples, Fla., and has held that position for eight years. Previously, he was director of the Pines Center, Broward College, Florida.

Dr. Albritten holds a Doctor of Arts in Chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University, a MS in Mathematics and a BS in Chemistry from Murray State University. Dr. Albritten serves on the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Council of Collier County and is involved in a variety of other community partnerships.

• Dr. Luke Robins is the chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College, La.

Prior to coming to that position five years ago, Dr. Robins was executive vice president for Instruction at National Park Community College, Ark.

Dr. Robin's PhD is in Educational Administration from the University of Texas.

His M.S. is in English from Illinois State University and his B.A is from Wheaton College.

He is active in local service organizations and a board member of local economic development organizations.

• Dr. Anne Temte is the president of Northland Community and Technical College, Minn., a position which she has held for five years, and was previously the vice president of Instruction and Student Affairs at Wenatchee Valley College, Wash. Dr. Temte holds a PhD in Education from Oregon State University, and MS in Biology from Utah State University and a BA in Biology from Luther College, Iowa. Dr. Temte is involved in state-wide initiatives and in local economic development organizations.

• Dr. Penny Wills is the president of Northeast Iowa Community College, Iowa. Prior to assuming the position in 2004, Dr. Wills was vice president for Student Development, Georgia Highlands College. Dr. Wills holds a PhD in Higher Education from Michigan State University; an MS in Counseling from Miami University, OH; and a BS in Education from the University of Cincinnati. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation.

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