Names Semi-finalists in Presidential Search

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04.13.2015


After a nationwide search, West Shore Community College’s 11-member Presidential Search Committee has selected five semi-finalists to present to the Board of Trustees for the position of President.

The finalist candidates, in alphabetical order, are:

Randell Daniels, Ph.D. currently serves as Vice President of Student and Information Services at Monroe County Community College in Monroe, MI. Previously, he served as Director of Admissions and Guidance Services at Monroe County Community College. Dr. Daniels earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education from the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH, a Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH.

Kathryn Mullins, Ed.D. currently serves as the Executive Deputy to the President and Board Liaison at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, MI. Previously, she served as the Interim Executive Director of the GRCC Foundation. Dr. Mullins earned a Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI, a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and an Associate of Arts in Business from Baker College in Flint, MI.

Robert Spohr, M.S. currently serves as Vice President for Student and Academic Affairs at Montcalm Community College in Sidney, MI. Previously, he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Montcalm Community College in Sidney, MI. Mr. Spohr earned a Master of Science in Career and Technical Education from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI, a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI and an Associate of Applied Science in Business from Montcalm Community College in Sidney, MI.

Kenneth Urban, Ed.D. currently serves as the Interim President of Nicolet College in Rhinelander, WI. Previously, he served as Vice President of Teaching, Learning and Student Success at Nicolet College in Rhinelander, WI. Dr. Urban earned a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in North Miami Beach, FL, a Master of Business Administration from Ohio State University in Athens, OH, a Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology from the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH.

Burton Webb, Ph.D. currently serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID. Previously, he served as Associate Dean of the College of Physical and Applied Sciences at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN. Dr. Webb earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN, a Master of Arts in Biology from Ball State University in Muncie, IN and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL

All five candidates will visit the college from April 21 -23 to meet with administrators, faculty, students, staff, and the public. The Board will also interview candidates at this time.

The appointment of the college’s fourth president is expected to be announced at the Board of Trustees meeting in May, said Director of College Relations Thom Hawley. Under current by-laws and policies, the trustees will vote on the final appointment in an open meeting.

"I am very pleased with the search process,” said WSCC Board of Trustee Bruce Smith, who chaired the Search Committee. “The committee felt these five are the most qualified. We’re looking forward to showcasing these candidates to the campus and community and seeking their input.”

He added, “I want to extend our thanks to the members of the committee for their hard work, commitment of time, energy, insight and thoughtfulness to the presidential search process thus far. Their help has been invaluable in our mutual journey to new leadership for West Shore Community College.”

A full schedule of open public forums will be announced soon.


Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Relations