Forums to inform the search for a Peninsula College president

PORT ANGELES – Community members are invited to participate in one of two open forums intended to inform the search for the next President of Peninsula College.

The college board has begun the search for the next president of Peninsula College and is developing a presidential profile for a nationwide search.

President Luke Robins is retiring at the end of the 2021-22 school year.

The one-hour virtual open forums will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on November 2 and from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on November 3. No RSVP is required.

Participants can join the discussion on Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/PDN-PCForum. The meeting ID is 869 2642 9152. The secret code is 244513.

The purpose of the forums is to listen to feedback from the community, which will aid in the development of the presidential profile.

“The entire Peninsula College community is invited and encouraged to participate in a discussion about the qualities, characteristics and qualifications PC looks for in its president, as well as the opportunities and challenges that Peninsula College will face in the years to come. come, ”according to a press release. .

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the presidential research process. Discussions will be facilitated by Jill Wakefield, Ed.D., ACCT Research Consultant.

In addition to the community forums, the college has developed an electronic survey to be completed by those unable to attend one of the forums.

Anonymous responses to the survey will also be used to inform the development of the draft presidential profile. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/peninsula-college-presidential-search.

Comments on the survey are due no later than 8:30 a.m. on November 4.

Robins, who turns 65 in January, has been leading Peninsula College since July 2012.

Prior to his appointment as President of Peninsula College, Robins served as Chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe, Louisiana. The new college received its initial regional accreditation and a $ 45 million college campus was built.

He has also served as a director of studies at two-year colleges in Idaho and Arkansas, and has nearly 20 years of experience as a community college instructor.

Originally from Illinois, Robins holds a BA from Wheaton College, an MA in English from Illinois State University, and a PhD in Community College Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin.

To learn more about presidential research, visit https://pencol.edu/about-pc/presidential-search.


Harry L. Blanchard