NWACC releases applicant list for school’s top job

NorthWest Arkansas Community College released the list of applicants Tuesday (Sept. 25) vying for the school’s top job as President Becky Paneitz will retire in June after a decade of service.

College officials say they have received a number of high-quality applicants wishing to be considered for the president’s position. An alphabetical listing of candidates received as of Tuesday appears below as well as the school’s website: The school said additional applications may be received in the future.

Dr. Clarence Ates, Senior V.P. for Academic Affairs
Atlantic Union College, MA

Dr. Pascal Berlioux, President / CEO
Arizona Forest Restoration Products Inc.

Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, Chancellor
Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus, AR

Dr. Robert Brescia, CEO
Community Care College System, OK

Dr. Renato Cataldo, CEO
Crazy for Education LLC, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Richard Dawe, President
Ozarka College, AR

Dr. Eugene Dial, V.P. for Student Affairs, Enrollment Services, Associate Professor
Nicholls State University, LA

Dr. Dale Doty, V.P. for Academic Affairs
Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence, SC

Dr. Ralph Ford, V.P. of Student Services
Union County College, NJ

Dr. James Froh, Dean of the Business & Technology School
Chipola College, Marianna, FL

Mr. Christopher Giorno, Consultant
Cornucopia Computer Modeling System, Chicago

Dr. Donald Green, V.P. and Dean
Ferris State University, Michigan

Mr. Merton Howe, Investment, Research, & Grant Advisor
Various

Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson, President
Moberly Area Community College, MO

Dr. Kimberly Krull, V.P. for Academic Affairs
Cloud County Community College, KS

Dr. Patrick McNally, Assistant Chancellor for Instructional and Student Success
Wayne County Community College, MI

Dr. Robert Munoz, V.P. Continuing Education Services
Tarrant County College – Trinity River Campus, TX

Dr. Paul Pai, Interim V.P.
Sichuan Missouri University, MO

Dr. Thomas Rasco, Faculty and Mentor
Walden University, MN

Dr. Edward “Ted” Raspiller, President Brazos County Campuses
Blinn College, Bryan, TX

Dr. Martin Shapiro, Professor of Marketing, Management, & International Business
Berkeley Colleges, New York and New Jersey

Dr. Carol Spencer, Executive Director
State Board of Regents, Arizona

Mr. Nathan Williams, V.P. for Operations
Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, OR

The Presidential Search Committee is tentatively scheduled to meet on Oct. 4 and 5 to review candidate applications. The search committee is chaired by Randy Lawson, a member of NWACC’s Board of Trustees.

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The salary range for the position falls between $141,461 up to $176,826, according to Steven Hinds, executive director of public relations.

Paneitz earns an annual salary of $176,000.

The NWACC Board of Trustees is working with Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to manage the nationwide search process, including developing recruitment strategies, assisting with the review and screenings of applicants, and coordinating interviews and site visits. The cost for the consulting firm is being paid with unrestricted, undesignated funds from the NWACC Foundation.

Paneitz led the college during a time of tremendous growth and development, helping make it one of the largest and most effective community colleges in Arkansas and the country. Credit enrollment at the time she became president was 4,915, and credit enrollment today is at 8,418. Another 6,000 students, including adult education, are enrolled in non-credit programs offered by the college.

In May 2012, NWACC graduated more than 1,100 students.

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