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Finalists named in Williston State College presidential search

It is anticipated that the new president will assume office following the retirement of John Miller in June.

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Four finalists have been named for the presidency at Williston State College.

Six candidates were invited to Williston for on-campus interviews earlier this week.

The four finalists are:

  • Joshua Baker, vice president of instructional services, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Clark Richard Harris, special assistant to the president, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyo.

  • Bernell Hirning, former associate vice president of the northern region at National University, Fresno, Calif.

  • Scott Molander, co-founder, Hat World, Inc., Indianapolis.

Co-chairing the search committee are Kathleen Neset, State Board of Higher Education member, and Kim Wray, WSC vice president for academic affairs and instruction.
“The vast interest in the WSC presidency provided us with a great opportunity to find the best possible candidates for this position,” Neset said. “We are grateful that these candidates were able to visit and we’re looking forward to the final interviews later this month.”

The board will conduct final interviews on the WSC campus later this month with the selection of the next WSC president announced thereafter. It is anticipated that the new president will assume office following the retirement of John Miller in June.

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