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HCC narrows pool in VP search

From an initial pool of 75 applicants, a search committee at Hagerstown Community College has chosen six finalists in the search for a vice president for academic affairs.

“We were fortunate to have a large and well-qualified group of applicants from which to choose,” said Guy Altieri, HCC president and chair of the search committee. “The six who made the cut stood out from the others because their experiences most align with the vision we have set for HCC to continue its strong enrollment growth well into the future. The VP for academic affairs is a critical position on our campus and we are optimistic that we will soon have a strong leader in this position.”
 The six finalists, who will each visit the HCC campus in early September, include Janet Gross, Ph.D., of Newark, Del., former vice president of academic affairs at Keene State College in New Hampshire and former dean of arts and sciences at Shippensburg University; Walter H. Mackey, II, Ph.D., of Ann Arbor, Mich., adjunct professor and former associate dean/mathematics division director at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Mich.; Paul Mazur, D.P.A, of Minneapolis, Minn., dean of liberal arts at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minn.; Judith Oleks, Ed.D., of Peabody, Mass., former dean of professional studies at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston; Carole Richardson, D.P.A., of Hagerstown, director of instruction at Hagerstown Community College; and David Warner, III, Ed.D., of Hagerstown, executive director of the University System of Maryland – Hagerstown.

The search committee expects to announce an appointment of the vice president by the end of September. The position has been vacant since June 30, when Julian Sidlowski, Ph.D., retired.