Four finalists for job of president at Henderson Community College to visit campus this week

Evansville Courier & Press November 14, 2010
Henderson residents will have a chance to meet and question four finalists for the position of president of Henderson Community College on Wednesday from 8:10 a.m. to noon at the Fine Arts Center.

Current HCC President Patrick Lake, 63, will be stepping down in December after 25 years as leader of The Hill.

But he will be spending the next two years assisting the college and its new president through its latest accreditation process and other special projects.

The finalists, meanwhile, have various experience in higher education administration:

- Natalie Harder: Currently the vice-president of institutional advancement at Patrick Henry Community College in Virginia, she received her Ph.D. in community college leadership at Old Dominion University in 2010.

- Donald "Don" Tomas: Currently the vice-president of instruction at Weatherford College in Texas, he received his doctorate of education in education, development/higher education administration at Grambling State University in 1998.

- Beverly Walker-Griffea: Currently the vice-president for student affairs at Thomas Nelson Community College in Virginia, she received her Ph.D. in child development from Texas Woman's University in 2004.

- Kris Williams: Currently the interim president/CEO of Hazard Community and Technical College in Kentucky, she received her doctor of philosophy in higher education from the University of Florida in 2003.
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