Galveston College Presidential Candidates Announced

04/19/2007

Galveston College Presidential Candidates Announced

Four higher education leaders have been named as finalists in the search for the next president of Galveston College.   They will begin visits to the campus next week.

The finalists are: Dr. Monte L. Blue, President of San Jacinto College, Central Campus, San Jacinto, Texas; Dr. Charles M. Cook, Vice Chancellor for Instruction, Houston Community College System, Houston, Texas; Dr. W. Myles Shelton, President of Clarendon College, Clarendon, Texas; and Dr. Philip E. Shirley, President of Southeast Arkansas College, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Interview dates will be: 

Dr. Charles M. Cook, Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Education:
Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration, Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies, University of Houston, Houston, Texas; M.A. in American History, University of Houston, Houston, Texas; B.A. in History/Political Science, University of Texas–Austin, Austin, Texas.
Experience:
Vice Chancellor for Instruction, Houston Community College System since August 1999;  Director of Instructional Programs, Community and Technical Colleges Division, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 1994-1999; Program Director for Academic Affairs, Community and Technical Colleges Division, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 1994; Coordinator, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, HCCS-Northeast College 1992-1994; Department Head, History/Geography, HCCS-Central College 1991-1992; Lead Instructor of History, HCCS, 1986-1991; College Study Options Program Liaison, HCCS, 1984-1986; Instructor of History, HCCS, 1978-1988; Instructor of Economics and Government, Sam Houston High School, HISD, 1975-1978.

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Dr. Monte L. Blue, Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Education:
Ed.D. in Administration of Higher Education, University of Houston,  Houston, Texas; M.A. in Art/Industrial Arts, North Texas State University,  Denton, Texas; B.A. in Advertising Art/ Industrial Arts, North Texas State  University, Denton, Texas.
Experience:
President of San Jacinto College, Central Campus, since 1983; Dean of Student Services, San Jacinto College, Central Campus, 1981-1983; Dean of Student Services, San Jacinto College, South Campus, 1979-1981; Director of Instructional Media, San Jacinto College District, 1975-1979; Instructor of Advertising Art, San Jacinto College, Central Campus, 1971-1975; Illustrator, General Dynamics, 1967-1971.

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Dr. Philip E. Shirley, Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Education:
Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, Vocational Education, University of North Texas, Denton,  Texas; M.R.E. in Religious Education, Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas; M.Ed. in Counseling, Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas; B.S. in Secondary Education, English/History, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
Experience:
President of Southeast Arkansas College since 2000; Vice President and Dean of Instruction, Southeast Arkansas College, 1997-2000; Vice President for Academic Affairs, Western Oklahoma State College, 1991-1997; Interim President, Western Oklahoma State College, 1994-1995; Dean of Instruction, Clarendon College, Texas, 1986-1990; Director of Admissions and Registrar, Southwestern University, Texas, 1980-1986; High School English teacher, four years; High School vocational counselor, two years.

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Dr. W. Myles Shelton, Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Education:
Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Community College Administration, Baylor University, Waco, Texas; M.S. in Economics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas; B.A. in History, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
Experience:
President of Clarendon College, Texas, since 1999; Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, Hill College, 1998-1999; Vice President of Instruction/Dean of Instruction, Hill College, 1989-1998; Associate Dean of Students and Registrar, Hill College, 1985-1989; Director of Admissions and Records, Hill Junior College, 1978-1985; Registrar and Director of Computer Services, Hill Junior College, 1977-1978; Adjunct Instructor, Hill Junior College, 1978-1985; Program Assistant, Heart of Texas Council of Governments, 1976; Continuing Education Economics instructor, McLennan Community College, 1976.

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