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SOWELA chancellor named one of eight applicants for BRCC position

The following is a News Release from the Louisiana Community & Technical College System:

After a search that began in late August of this year, a total of eight candidates have applied to be the next chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College. The search, which is being assisted by the Association of Community College Trustees, is now ready to proceed to the next stage of the selection process, which will include further screenings, reviews, and interviews.

"We have received applications from a diverse and well-qualified pool of individuals," said Louisiana Community and Technical College System President Joe D. May. "This is a great group of talented people and I'm confident that during this search process we will discover the right leader to take Baton Rouge Community College to the next level."

Initial interviews with the applicants will be conducted by LCTCS President Joe May. Finalists will then be invited to meet with the BRCC search committee members for interviews and to participate in a series of public forums with BRCC students, faculty and staff, along with BRCC Foundation Board members and community and business leaders. A schedule of interviews with the finalists will be announced no later than November 7, 2011.

The BRCC search committee members will be announced within the next week.

While the application period concluded on October 5, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The complete list of the applicants and their brief biographies are listed below (in alphabetical order):

Walter Asonevich, Ph.D. is currently president of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. He has served in the position for four years. The campus enrolls 1,500 students. Asonevich resides in Johnstown, Pa., and he holds a doctorate in English from the University of Delaware.

Robert Burgess is the retired former president and chief operating officer of Eatel Louisiana. He served in the position for five years. Burgess resides in Prairieville, La. and he holds a master of business administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Andrea Lewis Miller, Ph.D. is currently the chancellor of SOWELA Technical Community College and has served in the position for four years. The campus has an enrollment of 3,060 students. Miller resides in Lake Charles, La., and holds a doctorate in developmental biology from Atlanta University.

Robert Miller, Ph.D. is currently the vice president for the Golden Triangle Campus and District Operations at East Mississippi Community College and has served in the position for seven years. The campus has an enrollment of 5,200 students. Miller resides in Mayhew, Miss. and he holds a doctorate in higher education administration and community college leadership from Mississippi State University.

Luke Robins, Ph.D. is currently the chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College and has served in the position for five years. The campus has an enrollment of 3,400 students. Robins resides in Monroe, La. and he holds a doctorate in community college leadership from The University of Texas at Austin.

George Santiago, Ph.D. is currently the president of Briarcliff College in New York and has served in the position for six years. The campus has an enrollment of 2,100 students. Santiago resides in Bethpage, N.Y. and he holds a doctorate degree in educational administration from The Pennsylvania State University.

Evon Walters, Ed.D. currently serves as the executive dean and campus CEO of Suffolk County Community College. He has served in the position for four years. The campus has an enrollment of 4,000 students. Walters resides in Bellport, N.Y. and holds a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Massachusetts.

Mary Wyatt, Ph.D. is currently the associate director and teacher educator at Savannah State University. She has served in the position for five months. The campus has an enrollment of 4,500 students. Wyatt resides in Savannah, Ga. and she holds a doctorate in food and nutrition from Florida State University.

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