UPDATE: A preliminary information session and community feedback forum on the presidential search will be held Monday, September 28th from 2-3pm at the AWC Parker Learning Center, 1109 S Geronimo Avenue, Parker, AZ. “Community members are encouraged to attend and be a part of the discussion. Yuma representatives will be on-hand to discuss the process and answer any questions.”
Arizona Western College has launched a search for its next president.
Dr. Glenn E. Mayle, who is beginning his sixth year as president of the community college serving La Paz and Yuma Counties, has announced his retirement effective June 2016.
A ten-member search committee has been named, which will be responsible for leading the quest for a new chief executive at the college. The process will commence with open forums for the college community to help create a ‘presidential profile’.
AWC Governing Board President Dennis Booth will share leadership of the committee with fellow board member Olivia Zepeda. In a campus-wide email last Thursday, Booth said the board wants an “equitable, participatory, inclusive and fair search that will attract a strong pool of presidential candidates,” and announced that the board has retained the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to assist in the search.
The search committee will include Katheline Ocampo, Associate Dean for La Paz County Services at AWC, and Jim Lotts, Superintendent of the Parker Unified School District.
AWC Governing Board member Melissa Wright, who represents La Paz County along with Richard Lamb on the five-member board, said she is thankful to have had Mayle as college president for several years.
“I’m grateful for all president Mayle’s years of service and his commitment to the college,” she said. “I wish him well on his much deserved retirement. I’m excited about our search for a new president and look forward to what the future holds for Arizona Western College.”
For more information about the search, a designated page on the college website includes information and allows feedback HERE.