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St. Petersburg College's presidential candidate list shrinks



The list of prospective candidates to be the next president of St. Petersburg College is down to 22.

Candidate Rose Bellanca withdrew from consideration for the job over the weekend, just after we mentioned her in a story about the presidential search on Friday.

Sorry, Rose, if we happened to out you to the folks back at Northwood University where you work as provost. But hey, maybe you got a raise.

Two candidates already had withdrawn from consideration. A consultant for the SPC search, Jeff Hockaday, said it's not unusual for people to drop out of a search after learning of Florida's strict open records law.

Here's who else is applying (thank you strict public records law):

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker; Jacksonville University VP for student life John Balog; Fort Lewis College president Brad Bartel; Pasco-Hernando Community College exec Timothy Lamar Beard; National Organization for Career Credentialing president Barbara Bolin; Northeastern Junior College president Lance Faulkner Bolton, Missouri Western State University provost Joseph Bragin; University of Wisconsin at Manitowoc dean Daniel Campagna; Mount Ida College VP for enrollment management and marketing Philip A. Conroy; University of North Carolina at Pembroke assistant vice chancellor for student development Thomas George Corti; United State Air Force senior associate dean David Warren Cribb; Troy University senior vice chancellor Richard Federinko; Kentucky Community and Technical College system assistant to the chancellor Paula Marie Gastenveld; Georgia Perimeter College director of government relations Dennis Richter Harkins; Peninsula College president Thomas Keegan; Transformation Strategy Consultants senior VP Susan Anne Kelly; Tallahassee Community College president Bill Law; Sauk Valley Community College academic vice president Donald M. Pearl; Farmingdale State College chief development officer Henry Sikorski; University of Rio Grande special consultant Gregory Stanley Sojka; Valencia Community College executive VP B. Kaye Walter; and Daymar Colleges Group corporate VP of academics Randall K. Wells.

Aaron Sharockman, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:44am]


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