Forums to inform search for college president

Public feedback submitted by Nov. 4

PORT ANGELES — Community members are invited to participate in one of two open forums intended to inform the search for Peninsula College’s next president.

The college’s board of trustees 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 hour-long, virtual open forums will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2, and from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3. No RSVP is needed.

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

The purpose of the forums is to listen to community input, which will assist with 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 that PC is seeking in its president, and the opportunities and challenges facing Peninsula College in the years to come,” according to a press release.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the presidential search process. The discussions will be facilitated by Jill Wakefield, Ed.D., ACCT Search 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.

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

Survey feedback must be submitted no later than 8:30 a.m. Nov. 4.

Robins, who will turn 65 in January, has led 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, La. The new college had its initial regional accreditation and $45 million college campus was constructed.

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

A native of Illinois, Robins holds a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College, a master’s degree in English from Illinois State University, and a doctorate in community college leadership from the University of Texas at Austin.

For more on the presidential search, visit pencol.edu/about-pc/presidential-search.

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