Presidential Search

The board of trustees of Wor-Wic Community College invites applications for president of the college.


The board of trustees of Wor-Wic Community College invites applications and nominations for president of the college. All applications will be considered; however, it is expected that the successful candidate will be one whose experience and background will be suited to be president at a small community college. Please review the information below to get a sense of the college and our community, and to see what our board is seeking in our third president. Thank you for your interest in Wor-Wic Community College.

Kimberly C. Gillis, chairperson, board of trustees
Martin T. Neat, board member
Co-chairs of the presidential search committee
Presidential Search Timeline
  • Mid-February through March 2023: Qualified candidates are recruited. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2023.
  • Early April 2023: Gold Hill provides the search committee with an initial list of applicants. 
  • Mid-April 2023: The list of candidates is narrowed to a preferred group of semi-finalists to recommend to the board for preliminary interviews.
  • Early May 2023: Preliminary interviews are conducted with the semi-finalists virtually. Three to five finalists are selected and recommended to the board for consideration.  
  • Early through mid-May 2023: In-depth reference checks are conducted on the finalists.
  • Mid May 2023: Finalist interviews are conducted. Finalists will meet separately with the search committee, faculty, staff, administrators, students and the community. The culmination of the process will be interviews with the board of trustees and perhaps a dinner with the candidate and spouse/partner. May 15, 16 and 17. 
  • Mid May 2023: The board receives feedback from the various constituencies regarding impressions of the candidates.
  • Mid-May through end of May 2023: The board makes a selection and an offer is made. 
  • June 1, 2023: The board of trustees announces the new president of Wor-Wic Community College at a meeting of the board and in a press release.
  • July 1, 2023 (or whenever agreed and practicable): The new president of Wor-Wic Community College begins tenure as the third president of the college.
The Wor-Wic Community College presidential search committee co-chairs, Kimberly C. Gillis and Martin Neat, are pleased to announce the members of the presidential search committee. The committee is comprised of 15 individuals representing the college’s faculty, staff and administrators; a student representative; members of the board of trustees and the foundation; community leaders; and county elected officials. They include:
Matthew D. Geel   
Kimberly C. Gillis
Julie Giordano 
Frederick Grant
Denean L. Jones-Ward
Dr. Ryan Messatzzia
Chelsea Milligan
Martin T. Neat
Anna G. Newton
Reginald Oliver
Diana Purnell 
Jennifer A. Sandt
L. William Shockley
Heather Trader
Sonya Whited
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