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UAS Ketchikan Announces Finalists for Campus Director Position


January 13, 2011
Thursday PM

(SitNews) - Three finalists for the open UAS Ketchikan Campus Director position will be in Ketchikan at the end of February for face-to-face meetings with students, faculty, staff, members of the Ketchikan Campus Advisory Council (KCAC) and the community. Exact days and times of the public forums will be announced soon.

The finalists are: John F. Garmon, Ph.D.; Anthony Mansueto, Ph.D.; and Fredrick (Fred) W. Smith, Ph.D.

John F. Garmon, Ph.D., is from Las Vegas, Nevada. In a letter to the search committee, Dr. Garmon stated his first priorities are student learning in community education and student success. He believes a college’s size and its classes should be the right fit to foster a friendly atmosphere on campus or online. His record of service in higher education includes twenty years of administration and leadership of programs and services in arts, humanities and social sciences; supervision of occupational-technical programs; success in full-time teaching, shared governance, dean of student services, public relations, strategic planning, curriculum development, developmental education, academic research, faculty development, regional accreditation, distance education, honors programs direction, community development, team building, fund raising and workforce development.

Garmon's educational background: American, British and World Literature, Ball State University. M.A., English, West Texas A&M University. B.S., English Education, West Texas A&M University.

Dr. Garmon was Vice President of Academic Affairs for New Mexico State University from 2006 to 2009.

Anthony Mansueto, Ph.D., is from Garland, Texas. In a letter to the search committee, Dr. Mansueto stated he has a strong commitment to liberal education and specific experience working with first generation students from indigenous communities. He states that he brings a relational and strategic approach to academic leadership, spending a significant amount of time building relationships with key leaders in the communities served by the organization he leads.

Mansueto's educational background: Ph.D., Religion, Ethics, and Society, Graduate Theological Union. M.A., Religion, Yale University. B.A., Humanities, University of Chicago.

Dr.  Mansueto was Academic Dean (Humanities) of the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College in Plano, Texas from 2006 to 2009.

Fredrick (Fred) W. Smith, Ph.D., is from Klamath Falls, Oregon. In a letter to the search committee, Dr. Smith stated that he was part of a team that built a new community college district in Oregon, helped implement Oregon's first voice, data and Video-Over-Internet-Protocol (VOIP) distance education program, developed a statewide curriculum for high school industrial and engineering courses and development of Oregon’s first state handbook for community college programs and degrees. He states he is regarded as a personable and straightforward leader who brings out the best in others by using an easygoing attitude to maintain perspective and instill confidence, persists to see educational goals and benchmarks achieved and builds trust with all stakeholders through honest communications.

Smith's educational background: Ph.D., University of Missouri Columbia. M.S., University of Nebraska-Kearney. B.A., University of Nebraska-Kearney. A.A., College of the Redwoods.

Dr. Smith was president of Klamath Community College from 2004 to 2007 and Director of the Tillamook Bay Industrial Training Center from 2007 to 2008.



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University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan

The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus provides a wide variety of educational courses and programs to Ketchikan and the surrounding communities throughout the year.  Courses and programs are available locally and via distance.  Through these offerings, students can achieve certifications, associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. UAS is an AA/EO employer and educational institution.



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