Florida Keys Community College names nine semi-finalists in search for its next president

 
Florida Keys Keynoter March 13, 2012
 
Florida Keys Community College's presidential search committee on Friday identified nine semi-finalists to replace President Larry Tyree, whose contract expires on June 30.

The 11-member panel, meeting on the college's Stock Island campus, whittled down a list of 19 candidates to the nine semi-finalists. There was an initial pool of 43 applicants when the March 1 deadline to apply hit.

The goal is to bring a list of five possible presidents to the college's Board of Trustees for interviews in April. The top nine were identified largely through numerical scores awarded by committee members.

The college is advertising the position with a salary not to exceed $180,000 annually, including housing, auto and cell-phone stipends. Before he voluntarily gave up half his salary in the summer of 2011 to help mitigate a budget shortfall, Tyree earned $216,000 including the perks.

He came on board Nov. 16, 2009, after then-President Jill Landesberg-Boyle, who was widely criticized by staff for her abrasive management style, resigned in the face of firing. In March 2010, Tyree agreed to a contract extension good through this June.
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