Board approves president search funding

Board of Trustees

The next step in finding a new permanent president for Shoreline Community College was approved by the Board of Trustees at the June 26, 2013 regular meeting.

The trustees approved a request-for-proposal (RFP) process that would have college officials performing an initial screening, then bring the top three proposals to the board.

While the cost of the services won’t be known until proposals are received, Assistant Attorney General Alan Smith said such consulting costs can be in the neighborhood of $60,000. The board didn’t approve any immediate expenditures, but did acknowledge the entire search process could cost as much as $100,000.

At its May 22 regular meeting, the board authorized staff to develop a request for proposals (RFP) for an executive search consultant to assist in the recruitment of presidential candidates. Since that time, the College’s assigned assistant attorney general and staff have worked to draft an RFP.

The college will conduct a search because President Lee Lambert has taken a job as chancellor of the Pima Community College system in Tucson, Ariz. At Shoreline’s May 22 board meeting, Lambert appointed Vice President for Administrative Services Daryl Campbell as acting president through June 30. Following a period of public feedback, the trustees at a June 13 special meeting appointed Campbell to be interim president starting July 1.

Campbell will serve as interim president until a permanent replacement is found.

There is no definite timetable for the search for presidential candidates, although discussion at the May 22 and June 13 board meetings indicate that the search-firm RFP process would likely occur this summer, with firm candidates coming to the board in September and a candidate search starting around Oct. 1. Presidential searches can generally take six to nine months.

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