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SPCC Announces Six Finalists in President Search

January 24, 2011

The Presidential Search Committee has named six finalists in the search for a President. The six finalists will visit South Piedmont between the dates of February 14, 2011 and March 11, 2011 for interviews with the Board of Trustees. During the visits the candidates will have an opportunity to meet with SPCC personnel, business and community leaders, and the public at large in Union and Anson counties through open forums and receptions.

Listed below are the names of the six candidates, along with a short bio for each. The Board of Trustees hopes to name the President in early April.

Dr. Michael L. Ash has served as Executive Vice President for Resource Development and External Affairs at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri since 2010. Prior to his current position, he served the College as Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Resource Development from 2009-2010 and as Vice President for Student Services and Institutional Effectiveness from 2003-2009. He also served as the Vice President for Student Services at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia from 2000-2002 and as Director of Student Services at the Regent University from 1991-2000. Dr. Ash earned his Bachelors Degree in Education from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His Master of Arts in Counseling was earned at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He earned his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Dr. Daniel Bain has served as President of Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas since 2008. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director of the Tele-Learning Services Department at St. Louis Community College in St. Louis, Missouri from 1999- 2008. He served as the Distance Education Facilitator at Pitt Community College in Greenville, North Carolina from 1994-1999. From 1993-1994, Dr. Bain served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Business at Columbus State College in Columbus, Ohio. Also during 1993-1994, Dr. Bain earned his Bachelors Degree in Communications at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa. His Master of Science Degree was earned at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina and his PhD in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies was earned at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Dr. Bradley J. Ebersole has served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Baton Rouge Community College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana since 2005. Prior to his current position, he served as the Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development from 1999-2005 and Director of the Hunt Valley College Center for Professional Development and the Weekend College from 1992-1999 at the Community College of Baltimore County in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Ebersole received a Bachelors Degree in Recreation and Park Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He earned a Masters Degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education Policy, Planning and Administration from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Natalie H. Harder has served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation since 2006. Prior to her current position, she served as Executive Director of the Erie Community College Foundation in Buffalo, New York from 2004-2006. She served as Executive Director of Continental 1, an economic development/transportation association in Buffalo from 2000-2003. She received a Bachelors Degree in Economics from State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Harder earned a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Management (with a concentration in finance) from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Community College Leadership from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Alex L. Kajstura has served as Provost, Norfolk Campus at Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia since 2006. Prior to his current position, he served as the Provost of Deland and Deltona Campuses at Daytona Beach Community College from 2003-2006 and as Dean of Business and Technologies at Daytona Beach Community College from 1998-2003. Dr. Kajstura earned his Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from Silesian University, Poland. His Masters of Science in Organic Chemistry was earned from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He also earned a Masters in Business from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. His Doctorate in Higher Education Administration, Specializing in Community Colleges was earned from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

Dr. Stanley M. Sidor has served as Provost of the Advanced Technology Center Campus and Associate Vice President for the College of Engineering Technology and Occupational Programs at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida since 2004. He also served the College as the Executive Director and Dean of the Advanced Technology College from 2001-2005. Prior to his service at DSC, he served as the Director of Industry and Workforce Training/Regional Director of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center at Northwestern Michigan College from 1989-2001. Dr. Sidor received Bachelors Degrees in Environment Science-Sociology and Business Administration from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He earned a Masters Degree in Manufacturing Administration from Western Michigan University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida.


Public receptions will be held in Monroe Feb. 14, 16, 21, 23 and March 7 and 9 at 5:15 p.m. in the Conference Center, Salon B, Old Charlotte Highway Campus, 4209 Old Charlotte Highway.

Public receptions will be held in Wadesboro Feb. 15, 17, 22, 24 and March 8 and 10 at 5 p.m. in the Ingram Room of the Lockhart-Taylor Center, 514 N. Washington Street. 

If you plan to attend one of the receptions, please contact Rita Adams at 704-272-5352 or radams@spcc.edu.


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