Presidential Search – Names of Eleven Semi-finalist

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On Fri., March 20, the West Shore Community College Presidential Search Committee met for the purpose of screening presidential candidates.  The committee came out of closed session and made a motion to go into open session at 5:05 p.m. to select the semi-finalists.  Eleven semi-finalists were chosen.

All eleven semi-finalist candidates were notified by John Steinecke, ACCT Search Consultant, to inform them that they were selected and each candidate confirmed that they were still interested in moving forward in the process.  The semi-finalists are as follows:

Candidate # and Name of Semi-finalist

Current Position

College or University


# 9 Dr. Burton Webb V.P. of Academic Affairs Northwest Nazarene University Idaho
#13 Mr. Robert Spohr V.P. of Student and Academic Affairs Montcalm Community College Michigan
#14 Dr. Melissa Denardo Provost/V.P. of Learning & Student Services Community College of Beaver County Pennsylvania
#16 Dr. Ann Branchini Academic Dean / Chief Academic Officer Three Rivers Community College Connecticut
#22 Dr. Kathryn Mullins Executive Deputy to the Board and Board Liaison Grand Rapids Community College Michigan
#32 Dr. Alan Punches Associate Dean Ohio University Zanesville Ohio
#33 Dr. Randell Daniels V.P. of Student Services and Information Services Monroe County Community College Michigan
#35 Dr. Stephen Nacco V.P. of Administrative Services Union County College New Jersey
#39 Dr. Russ Rothmer V.P. of Academic Affairs Coconino Community College Arizona
#44 Dr. Jason Wood Executive V.P. for Student and Academic Services Central Wyoming College Wyoming
#50 Dr. Kenneth Urban Interim President Nicolet Area Technical College Wisconsin

Each semi-finalist will be scheduled for an interview via video conferencing either Wed., April 8 or Thurs., April 9.

Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Relations