Message from President Cheryl Roberts to the Campus Community: Executive Vice-President for Academic & Student Affairs (EVP-ASA) Open Forums

Dear Colleagues,

As part of the interview process for the Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (EVP-ASA) position, each candidate has been scheduled to participate in an open forum with the campus community where she/he will present brief information on her/his background/experience as well as field questions from those in attendance.

I am pleased to share the names of the four candidates who will be on campus next week and the dates and times of each candidate’s open forum.

DR. RON LISS, Monday (3/14) @ 3:10pm, Automotive Showroom
Dr. Liss resides in North Royalton, OH and is currently employed as the Vice President for Workforce, Community, and Economic Development at Cuyahoga Community College.

Dr. Liss holds a Ph.D. in Education, Leadership, and Management from American University.

DR. DANA GROVE, Tuesday (3/15) @ 3:10pm, Automotive Showroom
Dr. Grove resides in Oak Park, IL and holds a Ph.D. in English from Ball State University.  Dr. Grove is currently employed as the Interim Dean of Instruction at Metropolitan Community College.

DR. MARCIA SOMER, Thursday (3/17) @ 3:10pm, Automotive Showroom
Dr. Somer resides in Woodinville, WA and is employed by the Lake Washington Institute of Technology as the Associate Dean of Instruction.  Dr. Somer holds a Ph.D. in Educational-Community College Leadership from Oregon State University.

– DR. CAROL BLACKSHIRE-BELAY, Friday (3/18) @ 3:10pm, Automotive Showroom
Dr. Blackshire-Belay resides in Boulder, CO and holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Princeton University.  Dr. Blackshire-Belay is currently employed as a Higher Education Consultant with Onward Education and Training. 

●The full biographies we received from each candidate will be posted to DAAG (Day at a Glance) ( the day of her/his visit to campus.

●Each open forum will be recorded and burnt to DVDs, which will be available in the Library.  Based on best practices related to national searches of this magnitude, the ACCT (Association of Community College Trustees), the group conducting the EVP-ASA search, requested that we not “stream live” or upload the open forums to video sharing sites.  There will be a mechanism for those who view the DVDs to provide feedback on the candidates.

Questions regarding the EVP-ASA open forums may be directed to the Human Resources Office at 206-546-4769.

With best regards,


Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.

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