Presidential Search

Victoria College’s Board of Trustees has announced four finalists in the search for VC's next president. The Presidential Search Committee recently interviewed semifinalists via video conferencing and recommended the following candidates:

 Best, Mickey

Mickey D. Best, Ph.D.

Campus President
New Mexico State University-Grants in Grants, N.M.

View Dr. Best's Bio

 Dire, James  

James R. Dire, Ph.D.

Chancellor
Methodist College in Peoria, Ill.

View Dr. Dire's Bio

 Exley, Robert  

Robert J. Exley, Ph.D.

President
Snead State Community College in Boaz, Ala.

View Dr. Exley's Bio

 Kent, Jennifer  

Jennifer Kent, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President
Ranger College in Ranger, Texas

View Dr. Kent's Full Bio

Public Forums

Each finalist will participate in two general open forums – one from 10 to 11 a.m. at Victoria College’s Student Center located at VC’s Main Campus at 2200 E. Red River Street and another from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at VC’s Emerging Technology Complex, located at 7403 Lone Tree Road. All forums can be viewed remotely on VC’s Facebook page. Following is the schedule of forums:

  • Monday, June 8 – Dr. James Dire, chancellor of Methodist College in Peoria, Ill.
    • 10-11 a.m. Facebook Live: Five minutes prior to the start of the forum
    • 2-3:30 p.m. Facebook Live: Five minutes prior to the start of the forum
  • Tuesday, June 9 – Dr. Mickey D. Best, campus president of New Mexico State University-Grants in Grants, N.M.
    • 10-11 a.m. Facebook Live: Five minutes prior to the start of the forum
    • 2-3:30 p.m. Facebook Live: Five minutes prior to the start of the forum
  • Wednesday, June 10 – Dr. Jennifer Kent, senior vice president of Ranger College in Ranger, Texas
    • 10-11 a.m. Facebook Live: Five minutes prior to the start of the forum
    • 2-3:30 p.m. Facebook Live: Five minutes prior to the start of the forum
  • Thursday, June 11 – Dr. Robert Exley, president of Snead State Community College in Boaz, Ala.
    • 10-11 a.m. Facebook Live: Five minutes prior to the start of the forum
    • 2-3:30 p.m. Facebook Live: Five minutes prior to the start of the forum

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, seating capacity at the public forums will be limited as measures will be implemented to ensure social distancing. Attendees should plan to arrive to the forums early as each will be screened before allowed entrance to Victoria College facilities. The health screening will include a temperature check. Guests are recommended to wear facial coverings
 
For more details regarding the public forum, expand Progress Reports below and view Progress Report #6.

 

For more information:

Bill Holda, EdD
ACCT Consultant
(903) 987-3332
wmholda@gmail.com