The Manatee Community College district board of trustees is conducting a search for the successor to MCC President Dr. Sarah H. Pappas, who has announced her retirement, effective June 30, 2008.
A search committee, made up of community members, faculty, staff, students and trustees, will assist in the search process. Feedback from public meetings about preferred characteristics and traits in the next president was used to help the board develop a candidate profile and job description.
Dr. Jeff Hockaday, an experienced presidential search consultant, was selected by the board of trustees to guide the search process. Dr. Jeff Hockaday: 919-718-9812; JFHockaday@charter.net.
8/17/2007: MCC President Pappas Announces Retirement
9/19/2007: Board Selects Hockaday for Presidential Search
9/24/2007: Community Input Sought for Presidential Search
10/15/2007: Board Approves Presidential Profile & Begins Search Committee Selection
11/21/2007: Board Finalizes Search Committee Members
1/16/2008: Board Meeting Highlights Presidential Search
2/20/2008: Presidential Search Progress Reported to Trustees
3/2/2008: Board Meets March 3 to Review Presidential Finalists
3/3/2008: Board Will Interview Five Finalists for SCF President
3/7/2008: Community Invited to Meet Candidates for SCF President
4/8/2008: Board Evaluates Presidential Candidates April 10
4/9/2008: Bioteau Withdraws from SCF President Search
4/10/2008: Hafner Named New President of MCC
Manatee Community College (MCC) is an accredited, public two-year Florida institution established in 1957 to provide college training for residents of Manatee and Sarasota counties. SCF is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Enrollment for Fall term 2007 in credit classes is 9,912, and another 30,000 people annually participate in noncredit workforce, enrichment and continuing education classes, workshops and events. SCF has two full-service, 100-acre campuses in Bradenton and Venice and a five-acre center in Sarasota in Lakewood Ranch Corporate Park.
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