Three Candidates To Interview For Hazard Community and Technical College Presidency

VERSAILLES, Ky. (June 21, 2007) - Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Michael B. McCall today announced the names of three candidates to be interviewed for the position of president at Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC).

The three candidates - recommended by the college's Local Search Advisory Group and approved by Dr. McCall - are:

· Allen Goben, Ed.D., senior executive, higher education development, SAS Institute, Waukee, Iowa;
· Robin Menschenfreund, Ph.D., vice president for academic and student services, Zane State College, Zanesville, Ohio;
· Barbara Tansey, Ph.D., chief academic officer, South Piedmont Community College, Polkton and Monroe, N.C.

"The Local Search Advisory Group is to be commended for recommending this outstanding list of candidates," said President McCall. "I look forward to the interview process and the opportunity to introduce these individuals to the Hazard community."

Dr. McCall said on-campus interviews have been scheduled to provide opportunities for the candidates to meet with HCTC's Interim President, Dr. R. Kathy Smoot, and cabinet officials; HCTC faculty, staff and students; and the Hazard community. The scheduled visits will begin next Monday, June 25, and run through Tuesday, July 10. The public is invited to attend a community reception for each candidate from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the First Federal Center, Hazard Campus, on the following dates:

· Dr. Tansey, June 25
· Dr. Goben, June 28
· Dr. Menschenfreund, July 9

A final selection for the HCTC presidency is expected to be made by President McCall later this summer.

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