EWC Board of Trustees Announces Finalists for President
August 7 , 2007
The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees has announced two finalists for the position of President for the College. The finalists represent college leadership from the states of Minnesota and Michigan. The candidates will be interviewed by the members of the EWC Board of Trustees. Faculty, staff, students, and the community will have an opportunity to meet the candidates during open forums to be held at the EWC campus next week.
The finalists are Dr. Shari Olson, vice president, planning and administrative services; and Dr. Mike Bower, executive dean to the president for continuing education, corporate services, branch campuses, M-TEC, and University Center.
Dr. Shari Olson has been in her present position with Northland Community and Technical College for three years; she was a Dean at that same college for seven years prior. Northland has an FTE of 2800 and a headcount of 4700.
Dr. Mike Bower has also served for three years in his current position at Mott Community College where the enrollment is 10,400 students. He served as the Campus Administrator on the Chippewa Falls Campus of Chippewa Valley Technical College in Wisconsin for two years prior.
The finalists were selected from a larger group of candidates interviewed by the EWC Presidential Search Committee and recommended to the Board of Trustees. The Search Committee is headed by EWC Trustee President Sherri Lovercheck and includes both College and community representatives.
Campus forums will be held for employees and the community to meet the prospective presidential candidates. The forums will be for one hour. In addition to the open public forums, there will be meetings scheduled with the Board of Trustees, EWC President, and the College leadership including representatives from administration, and faculty.
The open forum schedule for the one-hour meetings is as follows:
Tuesday, August 14
EWC Fine Arts Auditorium, 10:00 am, Dr. Shari Olson
Thursday, August 16
EWC Fine Arts Auditorium, 10:00 am, Dr. Mike Bower