Three Finalists Named for Williston State Presidency
BISMARCK, N.D. - The Williston State College presidential search committee today recommended three finalists for the position to the State Board of Higher Education. They are Patricia Adkins, Ed.D.; Raymond Nadolny, Ph.D.; and Greg Timberlake, Psy.D. The search committee interviewed six semi-finalists who also met with campus and community members during open forums Jan. 14 - 16, 2009. A brief description of the three finalists follows.
Patricia Adkins, Ed.D. - Adkins currently is the provost at Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio. Prior to joining CSCC, she was CEO of the EpiCenter Campus of St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Fla. Adkins holds a doctorate in educational administration from Illinois State University, Normal, Ill.; a master's degree in education, training and development and a bachelor's degree in elementary education, both from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.; and an associate degree from Shawnee Community College, Ullin, Ill.
Raymond Nadolny, Ph.D. - Nadolny currently is the vice president for extended learning at Lake Washington Technical College in Kirkland, Wash. Prior to joining LWTC as vice president for institutional advancement, he was the executive director of development at Cochise Community College in Arizona. Nadolny holds a doctorate in education from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore.; a master's degree in theology from Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Ore.; and a bachelor's degree in philosophy/history from Benedictine University, Lisle, Ill.
Greg Timberlake, Psy.D. - Timberlake is the CEO of Hinds Hospice in Fresno, Calif., and a senior lecturer in organizational leadership at Chapman University, San Joaquin Valley campus at Lemoore, Calif. Prior to these positions, he was an assistant vice president at Alliant International University in California. Timberlake holds a doctorate in organization development from AIU, a master's degree in organizational management from Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and a bachelor's degree in counseling and human development from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.
Finalists will be interviewed by the SBHE Feb. 9, 2009. The start date for the new president is subject to negotiation with the successful candidate. Dr. Joseph McCann, WSC president, announced his upcoming resignation in June 2008, effective April 15, 2009.