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Campus Visits, Interviews Scheduled for Roane State Presidential Candidates Aug. 27- 30

Three finalists for the presidency of Roane State Community College will participate in interviews, campus forums and community receptions Aug. 27 - 30.

Four candidates were initially selected by the committee to interview, but one has since withdrawn.

The finalists, Elizabeth Lewis, vice president of Academic Affairs at Northeast Lakeview College in Universal City, Texas; W. Michael Stoy, president of Middle Georgia College in Cochran, Georgia; and Christopher Whaley, vice president of Student Learning and chief academic officer at Roane State Community College in Harriman, will each interview with the Presidential Search Advisory Committee on Wednesday, Aug. 29. (View candidate profiles here.)

The committee interviews will begin with Whaley at 8:30 a.m. (ET), Stoy at 10:15 a.m., and Lewis at 12:45 p.m. All of the committee interviews are open to the press and the public as observers and will take place in the Dunbar Building Faculty Dining Room on the Roane State campus in Harriman. The committee will convene at 7:30 a.m. Detailed interview schedules are available on the presidential search website at www.tbr.edu and at www.RoaneState.edu.

The search committee’s charge is to identify and interview the finalists for the position of president. After the interviews and campus visits, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan will gather feedback from committee members and make the final selection for recommendation to the Board for approval.

The finalists will also participate in open forums for faculty, staff and students scheduled on both the Roane County and Oak Ridge campus sites. The campus forums will be streamed live online via links available on the presidential search websites.

A separate reception for alumni and community members will be held in the late afternoons for each candidate at the Oak Ridge branch campus. The forum and reception schedules begin on Monday, Aug. 27 as follows.

Dr. Chris WhaleyMonday, Aug. 27• 9:15-10:30 a.m., forum, Roane County campus, O-101 (O’Brien Building)• 3-4:15 p.m., forum, Oak Ridge campus, City Room• 4:30-5:30 p.m., reception, Oak Ridge campus, Manly Art Gallery

Dr. Michael StoyTuesday, Aug. 28• 9:15-10:30 a.m., forum, Roane County campus, O-101 (O’Brien Building)• 3-4:15 p.m., forum, Oak Ridge campus, City Room• 4:30-5:30 p.m., reception, Oak Ridge campus, Manly Art Gallery

Dr. Elizabeth LewisThursday, Aug. 30• 9:15-10:30 a.m., forum, Roane County campus, O-101 (O’Brien Building)• 3-4:15 p.m., forum, Oak Ridge campus, City Room• 4:30-5:30 p.m., reception, Oak Ridge campus, Manly Art Gallery

All times are Eastern.

Roane State is a two-year college providing transfer curricula, career-preparation programs and continuing education. Founded in 1971, the college has campuses in Crossville, Harriman, Huntsville, Jamestown, Knoxville, LaFollette, Lenoir City, Oak Ridge and Wartburg.

The TBR is the nation’s sixth largest higher education system, governing 46 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges (including Roane State) and 27 technology centers, providing programs in 90 of Tennessee’s 95 counties to more than 200,000 students.

The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 100,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.