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Three Finalists Named in Northwestern Connecticut Community College President Search

A nationwide, months-long search for a new president of Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) has been narrowed to three finalists.

A nationwide, months-long search for a new president of Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC), one of the 17 institutions of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU), has been narrowed to three finalists.

Finalists

Dr. Laura L. Douglas

Dr. Laura L. Douglas Provost, Des Moines Area Community College
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Dr. Steven Minkler

Dr. Steven Minkler Dean of Academic Affairs, Middlesex Community College
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Dr. Michael A. Rooke

Dr. Michael A. Rooke Dean of Academic Affairs, Tunxis Community College
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All three candidates will be visiting the campuses of Northwestern Connecticut Community College this month. Dr. Douglas will visit Monday, Sept. 28; Dr. Minkler will visit Tuesday, Sept. 29; and Dr. Rooke, will visit Wednesday, Sept. 30. During their visits to Winsted, the candidates will participate in various meetings and events with faculty, students, staff, and community stakeholders.

"Each of the three candidates has the strong leadership skills, vision and academic experience to head a vibrant college like NCCC."

"We are extremely pleased with the caliber of the candidates who applied for the position, and especially with that of the three finalists, each of whom would bring exceptional experience and skills to the college," said Regent Naomi Cohen, the Search Committee Chair. "Each of the three candidates has the strong leadership skills, vision and academic experience to head a vibrant college like NCCC."

The presidential search commenced in May 2015, following President Barbara Douglass’s announcement of her retirement effective Oct. 1. The presidential search was conducted by the Regents Search Committee, with the invaluable assistance of the College Advisory Committee.

Following the finalists’ visits, the College Advisory Committee will provide their unranked feedback to the Regents Search Committee. The Regents Search Committee, comprised of six members of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, will then make their final selection, subject to ratification by the full Board of Regents at the Oct. 15 board meeting. The new president will start on Jan. 1, 2016.


For more information, please contact:
Maribel La Luz
860-723-0617
laluzm@ct.edu