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SCC trustees forward presidential finalists to state

Southeastern Community College trustees forwarded the names of five presidential finalists to the president of the state system. Southeastern Community College trustees forwarded the names of five presidential finalists to the president of the state system.
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Five finalists are still in the running to be the next president of Southeastern Community College after six candidates appeared in public forums at the college in recent weeks. 

Dr. Sharon Thompson, senior vice president for academic and student affairs at Brunswick Community College, is no longer being considered, according to a SCC press release.

The five remaining candidates are Anthony Clarke, vice president/chief academic officer at Richmond Community College; Mark Kinlaw, vice president for instruction and support services at Robeson Community College; Amanda Lee, vice president for instructional services at Cape Fear Community College, Stephen Vacik, president of Colby Community College in Colby, Kan.; and Sidney Valentine, associate vice president at York Technical College in Fort Mill, S.C. 

SCC trustees forwarded the names of the finalists to Scott Ralls, president of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), college spokeswoman Liz McLean said Wednesday.  

Ralls will review the finalists and present the slate to the state's Presidential Candidate Assessment Committee.  

After receiving the state assessment, SCC trustees will recommend a final candidate to the State Board of Community Colleges.  

"We are confident that we have five strong candidates for this position and once we hear back from the system office by the end of August, we will certainly be prepared to make our recommendation for the next leader at SCC," said Henry Edmund, chair of the SCC board of trustees.   

SCC officials anticipate announcing their new president in mid-September.  

Kathy Matlock, who has served as president since 2004, will retire in November.  

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