Columbia College campusThe finalists have been named for the position of president at Columbia College.

Scott Dalrymple, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Liberal Arrts at Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.
Randall Hanna, J.D., Chancellor of the Florida College System, Tallahassee, Fla.

The finalists will visit Columbia College during the week of Jan. 12. Each candidate will begin at our oldest Nationwide Campus in St. Louis. The following day they will continue the interview process on the main campus in Columbia.

The board of trustees is asking for participation and feedback as they select the 17th president of the college.

“The opinions of faculty, staff, administration, students, and community leaders will be a vital part of our decision-making process,” wrote Daisy Grossnickle, chair of the board of trustees, in an announcement. “The trustees will consider input from all our constituents.”

Grossnickle encouraged everyone to participate in the interview process by attending candidate forums, which can be attended in-person or virtually. The schedule is listed below.

There will be a web-based survey beginning Sunday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. and ending at noon on Thursday, Jan. 16. This tool is for you to provide feedback on the candidates to the board of trustees.

Visit the presidential search website to read more about each of the candidates, or read the spotlight about the history of the search.

Candidate 1

January 12, 2014 — Columbia College-St. Louis

1 – 2:30 p.m.     Tour of Columbia College-St. Louis and forum for faculty, staff and students

January 13, 2014 — all forums held at Bixby Lecture Hall, Brouder Science Center

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.     Forum with staff — available virtually to nationwide staff
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.     Open forum with community leaders/former trustees/media
3 – 4:30 p.m.     Forum with faculty — available virtually to AHE adjunct faculty
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.     Forum with students — available virtually to AHE students

Candidate 2

January 13, 2014 — Columbia College-St. Louis

Noon – 1:30 p.m.     Tour of Columbia College-St. Louis and forum for faculty, staff and students

January 14, 2014 — all forums held at Bixby Lecture Hall, Brouder Science Center

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.     Forum with staff — available virtually to nationwide staff
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.     Open forum with community leaders/former trustees/media
3 – 4:30 p.m.     Forum with faculty — available virtually to AHE adjunct faculty
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.     Forum with students — available virtually to AHE students