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Field of candidates for LTCC president is narrowed to four

Sara Thompson

Four finalists vying to become the next president of Lake Tahoe Community College – including one in-house candidate – were announced Friday by the presidential search committee.

The candidates include Thom M. Armstrong, former president of Copper Mountain College; Paul T. Killpatrick, president of Great Basin College in Elko, Nev.; David L. Rule, president of Muskegon Community College in Michigan; and local Lori Gaskin, vice president of academic affairs and student services at LTCC.

The LTCC Board of Trustees will interview the candidates April 17-18. Open forums also will be held at the college on those days so that faculty, staff, students and the community will have a chance to meet each candidate.

The open forums will be held in the LTCC Aspen Room. Times for individual candidates are listed below. For more information, contact Pam Barrett at (530) 541-4660, ext. 210.

Armstrong served three years as president of Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree, Calif. There, he led a successful general obligation bond campaign. He also prepared the district for major facilities construction and remodeling.

Before his time at CMC, he was vice president of instruction at Citrus College from 1997 to 2004.

An open forum to meet Armstrong will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. April 17.

Gaskin has served as vice president of academic affairs and student services at LTCC for seven years. Before that, she was a dean of instruction at the college for eight years.

She also serves as the statewide president of the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers organization.

An open forum will held from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. April 17 to meet Gaskin.

Rule is the president of Muskegon Community College in Michigan, where he oversaw the completion of a new library and information and technology center and completed a revitalization of the campus infrastructure.

Before joining MCC in 2005, he spent four years as vice president of academic affairs for Orange County Community College in New York.

An open forum will held from 9 to 10 a.m. April 18 to meet Rule.

As president of Great Basin College in Elko, Nev., Killpatrick increased the college’s full-time students by 27 percent and lobbied the state legislature for an Electric and Industrial Technology Center.

Before joining GBC, Killpatrick was vice president of instruction at Mount Hood Community College in Oregon for five years.

An open forum will be held from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. April 18 to meet Killpatrick.


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