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Search for the next Barton President continues

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December 7, 2023
Story by Maggie Harris

The search committee tasked with selecting the sixth president of Barton Community College met this week to review applicants. The committee ultimately selected four semi-finalists to continue through the selection process.

Barton Board of Trustees Chairman and chair of the search committee Mike Johnson said the committee was pleased with the number of applications received.

“The committee is excited with the quality of our semi-finalists,” Johnson said. “We look forward to the next step in the process of choosing Barton’s sixth president.”

The next phase will include individual virtual meetings with each of the semi-finalists to be conducted the week of Dec. 11. Finalists will then be announced on Dec. 18. After the new year, finalists will visit campus for in-person meetings with the search committee, faculty, and staff along with tours of Barton County. Public meetings will also be scheduled for residents of Barton County who wish to meet the finalists.

Following the campus visits, the search committee will make its final recommendation to the Board of Trustees. According to the updated timeline, the Board will announce Barton’s incoming president at a special meeting tentatively scheduled for Jan. 30.

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