During a meeting Thursday, the college’s board of trustees agreed to begin the search for a president and approved a timeline for that process.
CFCC President Dr. Ted Spring resigned suddenly in January, and Dr. Amanda Lee, Vice President of Instruction, was appointed as interim.
In March, Spring sued the college, claiming a breach of contract and deprivation of civil rights occurred when he was forced to quit earlier this year. In his lawsuit, Spring seeks immediate reinstatement of his position and compensation exceeding $25,000 for damages suffered due to loss of employment, wages, opportunities, as well as harm done to his professional reputation.
Opting to move ahead with a new permanent replacement, the CFCC Board of Trustees selected its vice chairman, William Turner, to head up a presidential search committee.
According to a CFCC spokesman, trustees will seek guidance throughout the process from the N.C. Community College System.
The job opening will be advertised beginning Monday, April 27, with a deadline for applications set for May 22. About a week after that deadline, trustees will begin reviewing resumes.
Trustees plan to conduct interviews with selected candidates in June, before submitting the names of finalists to the N.C. Community College System for review.
The board expects to announce its final selection later this summer.
Hilary Snow is a reporter at Port City Daily. Reach her at (910) 772-6341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.