June 12, 2013
At last night’s regular meeting, the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees announced the five semi-finalists for the position of President of Mesalands Community College. The semi-finalists are as follows: Dr. Eunice Bellinger from Batavia, NY; Dr. Kris Jamsa from Prescott, AZ; Dr. Paul Kraft from Ontario, OR; Dr. Thomas W. Newsom from McKinney, TX; Dr. Mark VanDenHende from Eugene, OR.
The Board of Trustees will be conducting interviews with the semi-finalists via Skype on Saturday, June 15, 2013, during a Special Board Meeting at 8 am at the North American Wind Research and Training Center. The interviews will be conducted during an executive session. Another Special Board Meeting is also scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm.
Following the meeting on Monday, the Board of Trustees will be scheduling face-to-face interviews on campus with the selected finalists. The campus visits may include public forums with members of the College and the local community, a meeting with key local stakeholders, a campus tour, a courtesy meeting with the senior executive leadership of the College, and candidate’s interaction with the Board of Trustees.