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NMJC Chooses Three Finalists for President

NMJC Chooses Three Finalists for President photo 2/19/2016 8:49:20 a.m. - Hobbs, NM.  

 

The Board of New Mexico Junior College is pleased to announce that three finalists have been selected for the presidency of New Mexico Junior College. An extensive search was performed nationwide, and a strong and competitive pool of candidates responded.

Finalists for the office of President are (in alphabetical order):

Thad Anglin, Ed.D. - the Vice Provost for Academic Excellence and Outreach at the University of North Texas at Dallas, TX, since 2013. Previously, he served as the Vice President for Student Services at Lone Star College-CyFair, TX from 2009-2013. Dr. Anglin received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education/English at Sul Ross State University, TX, a Master of Education in Kinesiology and Health Science at the University of Texas at Tyler, TX, and a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, FL.

Kelvin Sharp, Ed.D. - the President of South Plains College, TX since 2004. Previously, he served as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at South Plains College, TX, from 2000-2004. Dr. Sharp received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from Chadron State College, NE and a Master of Arts in Mathematics and a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University, TX. 

Vincent Solis, Ed.D. - the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services at Laredo Community College, TX since 2014. Previously, he served as the Vice President of Student Services at Laredo Community College, TX from 2010-2014. Dr. Solis received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, a Master of Science in Psychology, and a Doctorate of Education in Bilingual Education from Texas A & M – Kingsville, TX. 

Each presidential finalist will participate in open public forums February 23 - 25. There will be a brief introduction of each candidate followed by a question and answer session.  Because of time constraints, all questions must be submitted in advance to one of the Vice-Presidents at the forum. A survey will be given to all who attend, and the surveys will be collected at the end of each forum and delivered to the Board to be included in their deliberations.

The community forums will be held each day from 2:45pm – 3:20pm in the Western Heritage Museum Theater:

  • Tuesday, February 23 – Dr. Kelvin Sharp
  • Wednesday, February 24 – Dr. Vincent Solis
  • Thursday, February 25 – Dr. Thad Anglin

The candidates will also meet with the NMJC Board, Vice-Presidents, faculty, staff and students before and after these community forums.  In addition, they will be given tours of the college, Hobbs and Lea County.

The Board hopes to have a decision and acceptance of contract by its next monthly meeting March 17th.

For information on the presidential search process, please contact ACCT Search Consultants: 

  • Narcisa Polonio, Ed.D., Executive Vice President for Board Leadership Services, narcisa_polonio@acct.org and 202-276-1983 (mobile)
  • Julie Golder, J.D., Board Services Coordinator, jgolder@acct.org and 202-384-5816 (mobile)

NMJC Contact:  Susan Fine, Director of Communications, 575-492-2781 or sfine@nmjc.edu.

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