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Finalists named for Rock Creek’s presidential search

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The PCC Rock Creek president search committee has selected two finalists for consideration: Fernando Figueroa and Sandra Fowler-Hill.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 10 and 11, the college will hold open forums for the college community at PCC Rock Creek, to solicit feedback about each of the finalists.  Additionally, the PCC Board of Directors and PCC President Jeremy Brown will conduct interviews with both candidates.

Following are profiles on each, with the times they’ll be visiting the Rock Creek Campus for forums and interviews. The forums will be webcast for those who cannot attend in person.

Fernando Figueroa

Tuesday, Dec. 10:

  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., forum in Building 2 – Rm. 110
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., forum Building 2 – Rm. 110

Figueroa serves as provost and vice president of Instruction and Student Services at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. Previously, he was the dean of University Studies at Tyler Junior College in Texas, from 2007 to 2009, the dean of Arts and Letters at Morton College, in Cicero, Ill., from 2005 to 2007, and he has been a professor or adjunct instructor in English departments at a variety of institutions including the University of Texas at Tyler, River Parishes Community College in Sorrento, La., Baton Rouge Community College, the University of New Orleans, Loyola University, and Louisiana State University. He holds a doctorate of philosophy in English – specifically, Medieval English Literature – from Louisiana State University, speaks fluent Spanish, and relaxes by playing guitar, tennis and engaging in Tai Chi.

Sandra Fowler-Hill

Wednesday, Dec. 11:

  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., forum in Event Center B
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., forum in Event Center B

Fowler-Hill is the executive vice president of Instruction and Student Services at Everett Community College in Everett, Wash. In this capacity, she serves as the chief academic officer, student affairs officer, and accreditation liaison officer reporting directly to the president. Prior to joining Everett Community College in 2007, Fowler-Hill served as the dean for Student Learning from 2004 to 2006, then as the executive dean for Student Learning from 2006 to 2007, at Cascadia Community College in Bothell, Wash., and before this she was the dean of Social Science and Humanities at Olympic College in Washington State, from 2002 to 2004. She earned a doctorate of education in Community College Leadership from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore.

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x by marty 3 years ago

There is one obvious choice;Fowler-Hill.
If O.S.S.H.E.would allow an open forum such as you we might have a better education system of high edu.
I digress,Fowler-Hill is from the N.W.and also has a better education.

x by Fran 3 years ago

An immediate concern regarding Figueroa is that I see nine colleges listed that he has worked at. Why did he choose to leave these places? What makes him likely to stay at PCC? It seems like it would be time-consuming to go through this process again in 3-4 years.
– While Fowler-Hill is appealing because of her student-specific history (student learning, doctorate of education in community college leadership) and her fairly local roots.
Ultimately, may the best candidate get the position. I love PCC!

x by Rob Wagner 3 years ago

How do I get on the webcast? Help!

x by Max Macias 3 years ago

Thank you so much for making these forums available via the web.


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