During the week of July 30-Aug. 3, Laramie County Community College hosted three candidates for the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs. The candidates each took part in forums open to the public, LCCC staff and LCCC faculty. At the conclusion of the visits, the search committee and LCCC President Dr. Joe Schaffer decided to reopen the search.
“After consulting the feedback from many [LCCC faculty and staff], conversing with the members of the search committee, hearing from the President’s Cabinet, and my own reflection, I believe it is in the best interest of the College to continue our search,” Schaffer wrote in a statement to the LCCC campus. “All three of these candidates bring experience and their own sets of strengths, and there is no doubt they are and will make fine academic leaders in their own regard; however, the fit with LCCC is just not there. I will make sure they know we are grateful for their interest and time spent with us here and wish them the best in their future endeavors. The search for our future VPAA will continue.”
Schaffer said the search will be reinitiated in mid-September, and that the search committee, with the guidance and assistance of Pauly Group Consultants, will focus on candidates with “passion, a commitment to collaborative teamwork, the ability to make well-informed but tough decisions, the personality to inspire us to our full potential as a recognized leader among community colleges, and a passion for empowering our community of learners to achieve their personal, academic and professional goals.”