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Finalists For Bainbridge College Presidency Announced

Atlanta — December 30, 1998

Three finalists for the presidency of Bainbridge College are under consideration by University System Chancellor Stephen Portch and the Board of Regents’ Special Committee, chaired by Regent John Hunt, with Regents Juanita P. Baranco, S. William Clark, Jr., John Hunt, Warren Y. Jobe and Charles H. Jones also serving.

Portch commended the work of the seven member Presidential Search and Advisory Committee, chaired by Dr. Stanley J. Webb, professor of English and French. The campus-level committee consisted of representatives from the campus community who had a charge of providing not less than five unranked finalist to a Special Regents’ Committee. The Regents’ Committee has narrowed that list to three finalists, from which the president will be selected.

“The finalists for the president’s position represent the type of individual we are seeking build on Bainbridge College’s strengths and to find new opportunities,” said Portch.

Finalists, in alphabetical order, include:

  • Dr. Clifford M. Brock, dean of academic instruction at Itawamba Community College, in Fulton, Mississippi. Brock has served in his current position since 1994. He served as associate dean of instruction in the communication/arts/humanities division of Delaware County Community College in Media, Pennsylvania from 1992-1994. Between 1970-1992, Brock has had extensive experience in faculty and administrative positions at a number of higher education institutions, focusing on the fields of journalism, language arts, communications and English. Brock received his Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 1982 and his M.S. Degree in journalism from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon in 1978. He earned is B.A. in English in 1970 from California State College in Fullerton, California.

  • Dr. Steve Maradian, executive director at Regional Maritime Technology Center, University of New Orleans. Maradian joined the University of New Orleans as executive director of the Regional Maritime Technology Center and the Simulation Based Design Center, and as graduate faculty, in 1996. Prior to that, he held the positions of president of Lamar University at Orange, Orange, Texas, chief executive officer of The Lamar Information Technologies Research Consortium, and special assistant to the chancellor, between the years of 1990 and 1996. From 1986-1990, Maradian was the president of Belmont Technical College, in St. Clairsville, Ohio. He received his Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1982 and his M.B.A. from Wheeling Jesuit College, Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1988. Maradian received both his M.Ed. in rehabilitation counseling in 1975 and his B.S. in history in 1974, from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Dr. Ronald L. May, former president of Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina. May served as president of Louisburg College from 1993-1998. Prior to this post, he served as vice president and dean of academic and student services at Waycross College in Wayrcross , Georgia from 1988-1992. From 1985-1988, May was dean of faculty at Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee. While at Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indiana, he served as a clinician/diagnostician and assistant professor of education from 1974 -1985, and as the director of testing and orientation program from 1983-1985. From 1970-1972, May was assistant director of residence life at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana. May also has taught in elementary schools in Virginia and Tennessee. He received his Ed.D. in higher education from Indiana University in 1974, an M.A.T. in elementary education from East Tennessee State University in 1969, a B.A. in history in 1968 from Tusculum College, and an A.S. in social science from Vincennes University in 1966.

The Board of Regents will appoint the president from this group of finalists at its next meeting, to be held in Atlanta on January 12-13, 1999.

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