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February 7, 2013

Navarro College names finalists in presidential search

Three chosen for final interviews

The Navarro College Board of Trustees named the three finalists Thursday in the search for a president to replace Dr. Richard Sanchez. Sanchez is retiring in August of this year.

The Presidential Search Committee, headed up by Trustee Dr. James Price, presented the list of finalists to the Board of Trustees during a closed meeting on Thursday held at Navarro College’s Corsicana campus. The list was made public following the trustee’s meeting.

The candidates, in alphabetical order:

• Dr. Barbara Kavalier, currently President of San Jose City College in San Jose, Calif. Prior to her presidency in San Jose, Kavalier held the positions of Interim President and Vice-President of Student Services at San Diego Mesa College in San Diego, Calif. She received an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from Mountain View College in Texas; a Bachelor of Science in Education and English from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth; a Master of Arts in Business and Human Relations from Amberton University in Texas; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

• Dr. Ron Liss, currently Vice-President for Learning at Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, N.M., where he was formerly Vice-President for Academic and Student Affairs. Previously, Liss served as Director of Academic and Student Services at Montgomery College in Maryland. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education from the State University College of New York at Buffalo; a Master of Arts in Instructional Design from the University of Maryland Baltimore County; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education Leadership and Management from American University, Washington, D.C.

• Dr. Rex Peebles, currently Vice-President of Instruction at Midland College in Texas. Previously, Peebles served as Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Austin Community College in Texas. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas-Dallas in Political Science; a Master of Arts from the University of Texas-Arlington in Political Science; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.

Price said there were 37 applicants for the position to replace Sanchez.

“The committee narrowed it down to 10 to interview,” Price explained. One of the 10 semi-finalists for the position withdrew from consideration, and the committee interviewed the nine remaining applicants, recommending the final three to trustees Thursday.

“I think they are the top ones,” Price said of the three finalists. “Many of the nine interviewed were very close in the selection, but the committee felt these three were the strongest.”

There will be three public forums held to give college staffers and the public an opportunity to meet the three finalists while they are in Corsicana for interviews by college trustees.

Peebles will be interviewed by trustees on Feb. 19; Liss on Feb. 20; and Kavalier on Feb. 21.

The public forums will take place at approximately 3 p.m. each day in Dawson Auditorium on the Corsicana campus.

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Bob Belcher may be reached by email at bbelcher@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “Soundoff” on this story? Email: soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

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