Here is an update and it looks like Mr. Hoy's competitor for the job may have a slight edge, though nothing final will be decided until after July 9.
- 20 candidates came from 15 different states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada.
- States represented included California; New York; New Jersey; Florida; Delaware; Maryland;Pennsylvania; Virginia; Ohio; Indiana; Minnesota; Michigan; Colorado; Connecticut and WestVirginia.
- Six candidates were offered initial interviews.
- Three of the six accepted and were interviewed.
- Two of the three candidates were selected as finalists.Of the 20 applications that were received, ACCT identified 9 as potentially qualified to lead an institution the size of Delaware Tech. Only 4 had experience with a multi-campus community college system, and only 2 (including our internal candidate) had experience with an institution comparable to Delaware Tech in enrollment and budget. Most of the remaining candidates were either presidents or vice presidents of small single campus institutions equal to or smaller than our smallest campus. There was also a college faculty member, a high school administrator and a high school teacher in the pool. Of the 6 individuals selected for interview, only 3 were identified as “strong” candidates by each member of the Search Committee. Two of the three accepted an interview, and both were selected as finalists. Delaware Tech Executive Vice President, Dr. Mark Brainard, is one of the finalists. The other finalist is Dr. Murray Hoy, who currently serves as President of Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, Md.
Dr. Brainard currently serves as Delaware Tech’s executive vice presidentwhere he works collaboratively with the president in providing strategic thinking and direction for all administrative areas and has day-to-day responsibility for management of the major operational divisions at the College.
Dr. Brainard’s appointment is effective July 1 and will continue until the presidential search has concluded and a new president is installed. A decision regarding the next president has not yet been made. The Board will reconvene on July 9 to conduct final interviews with the remaining candidates and vote on the selection of the College’s fifth president at that time."