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Marianas Variety Online: NMC presidential search panel to complete it's task by September (May 31, 2010)

The presidential search committee is expected to complete its task to find a new president for Northern Marianas College by September.

After its formation last week, the committee will soon meet to determine the minimum qualifications and duties of the college’s new president.

The committee headed by regent Paz C. Younis, is also expected to discuss the president’s responsibilities.

By June 7, the committee will announce a vacancy for the post previously held by former Guam Sen. Carmen Fernandez who was fired by the board of regents in April.

The vacancy will be announced for 30 days.

In July, the committee will start receiving applications and conduct a community outreach so that members of the public can provide the presidential search committee with input on “what they are looking for in an NMC president.”

Since Jan. 12, NMC has been administered by Lorraine Cabrera, who was appointed by the board as interim president following the suspension of Fernandez on the same day.

Also in July, the committee will undergo a human resource training on equal employment opportunity guidelines when interviewing candidates.

The committee will likewise formulate evaluation instruments and interview questions.

In August, the committee will meet to review all applications and schedule an interview with the applicants.

By September, the committee will refer two but not more than three candidates to the board of regents before it will announce to the public the names of the finalists.

Besides Younis, the other members of the committee are Clarice Arriola, Pam Buckingham, Edward C. Camacho, John Manalo, Sam McPhetres, Mindy Park and Elizabeth Rechebei.

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