Prominent Business and Community Leaders to Assist in Search for Wake Tech’s Next President
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Raleigh, N.C. (July 12, 2018) - A group of prominent business and community leaders will play a key role in the selection of Wake Technical Community College’s fourth president. The Wake Tech Board of Trustees has appointed a Presidential Search Committee to help develop the Presidential Profile, conduct an active national search, and narrow the field of candidates. The Committee will work closely with AGB Search, an affiliate of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. It is the goal of the Board of Trustees to make the presidential search process as thorough and transparent as possible.
The Presidential Search Committee is comprised of the following individuals:
Wake Tech Trustees
· Tom Looney, Retired GM Lenovo NA
· Doris Huebner, McDonalds Franchise Owner
· Sheila Ogle, Managing Partner Cary Innovation Center/Principle Matthews House
· Linda Coleman, Former Wake County Commissioner and NC General Assembly
· John Tiberi, Member, Former President Martin Marietta
· Chad Price, Member, CEO Mako Medical
Wake Tech Foundation
· Nathan Becker, ABB
· John Saparilas, Staff member
· Alison Consol, Faculty member
· Adrienne Cole, CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
· Lew Ebert, CEO, NC Chamber of Commerce
· Donald Gintzig, CEO/President, WakeMed
· Judge Keith Gregory, NC Superior Court Judge
“The selection of the Presidential Search Committee to conduct the process and recruit the best candidates is a critical step,” said Board Chair Tom Looney. “This is an excellent group of experienced individuals with a commitment to Wake Tech’s continued leadership. The committee begins its work immediately.”
The first step will be to develop the Presidential Profile through a series of listening sessions in August. The community will be invited to provide input on the qualifications and preferred characteristics of the ideal candidate. The Board hopes to complete the search process by the end of the year. Current president, Dr. Stephen Scott, retires at the end of August.
About Wake Technical Community College:
Wake Tech is North Carolina’s largest community college, serving more than 74,000 adults annually, with six campuses, three training centers, multiple community sites, and a comprehensive array of online learning options. Wake Tech is accredited and offers more than 200 associate’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates that prepare students for university transfer or immediate employment. The college offers non-credit continuing education programs that include customized workforce training, small business support, public safety officer training, basic skills courses such as English as a Second Language and high school equivalency preparation, and other courses for personal enrichment. Wake Tech also serves high school students at the Wake Early College of Health and Sciences, Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, and North Wake College and Career Academy, in partnership with Wake County Public Schools. For more information, visit www.waketech.edu, and on social media @waketechcc.