The Blinn College Board of Trustees announced the members of the Presidential Search Committee today (Thursday). The 15 person committee includes members of the board, faculty, staff, administrators, and students from Blinn as well as community leaders. They will review candidates for the office of District President. Dr. Harold Nolte held that position since 2011 and announced his retirement in September of last year.
Dr. Ana Margarita Guzmán is currently serving as interim district president. She previously served as president of Santa Fe (N.M.) Community College and Palo Alto Community College.
The search committee will be working with Association of Community College Trustees. That organization was selected by the Blinn Board to assist in the presidential search process.
The members of the Search committee are:
|Douglas Borchardt||President, Board of Trustees||District|
|Mark Bernier||Humanities Professor||Brenham|
|Cathy Boeker||Associate VP, Government & Public Affairs||District|
|Monica Cortez||Dean of Engineering||Bryan|
|M. Elia “Smily” Flores||Dean of Health Science||District|
|Grady Hendricks||Physics Instructor||Bryan|
|Yvette Janecek||Department Head, Math & Engineering||Brenham|
|Kyle Merten||Director of Alumni Relations||District|
|Robert Mikeska||Community Leader||Brenham|
|Ivan Olson||President, Bank and Trust||Bryan|
|John Schaffer||President, Division Leadership Council||Bryan|
|Susan Slowey||Geography Professor||Bryan|
|John Castree||Social Science Instructor||Sealy|
Two public forums are currently scheduled to gather community input on desired characteristics of the new president. The first forum with be at the Bryan campus Student Center on Wednesday February 4th at 8:30am and 4pm. The Brenham forum will be Thursday February 5th at 8:30am and 4pm in the Administration Building Board Room.