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Four candidates for LCCC Student Services Vice President to visit campus

(Courtesy of Laramie County Community College)

If you missed Tuesday’s Morning Zone program, you missed our discussion with Lisa Murphy and Ty Stockton from Laramie County Community College discussing the ongoing search for a candidate to fill the position of Vice President of Student Services. Well, the process is narraowing now, and they said it is down to four finalists.

Dr. Alexander Herzog, Jill Koslosky, Judy Hay, and Dr. Shad Sorenson (listed in the order they will visit LCCC) have made it through a very competitive selection process and will now meet the campus and community before the final selection is made. All four candidates will visit the Cheyenne and Albany County campuses during the week of July 9. Each candidate will participate in two open forums in the Center for Conferences and Institutes Room 130, and all open forums will be streamed live on the Internet.

The open forums with Dr. Herzog will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, July 9; Koslosky’s open forums will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10; the open forums for Hay will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11; and the forums for Dr. Sorenson will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12 and from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, July 13.

Dr. Alexander Herzog has been the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Services at Utah State University – College of Eastern Utah since December 2008.

He earned an associate of arts degree from Adirondack Community College, a bachelor of arts in Labor Relations from SUNY College at Potsdam (1991), an officer’s commission from the U.S. Army (1991), a master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Indiana State University (1995) and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2010).

Dr. Herzog also is involved in civic groups such as serving as Secretary of the local chapter of Kiwanis International in the elected role as the former Treasurer/Secretary of the Naples Home Owners Association and with city government groups such as the Public Safety committees.

With several backpacking trips throughout the Southwest under his belt and hundreds of mountains climbed, Dr. Herzog is rarely caught without a destination.

Jill Koslosky has spent the past six years at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas where she served as the Dean of Enrollment Management and Marketing and, currently as the Vice President of Student Services.

She earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Morgan Community College in Fort Morgan, Colo., and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in agriculture science from Colorado State University. She will complete a Doctorate of Management in Community College Administration and Policy from the University of Maryland in December 2012.

Koslosky spent five years as the Director of Admissions at the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. She also taught a variety of courses in the Agribusiness department. She has further served the community as the director of the youth philanthropy program call the Junior Advisory Council (J.A.C.), as a Rotarian, Relay for Life Team Leader, on a number of advisory boards, and more.  She enjoys scuba diving, horseback riding, photography, hiking, traveling and reading.

Judy Hay serves as the Assistant Dean/Chief Student Affairs Officer at Montana State University – Great Falls College of Technology, a position she’s held since 2006. Her experience in higher education spans 22 years, with the first 15 years spent in student services at a sister college in Helena, Mont. She began her journey in higher education in 1990 as the Americans with Disabilities Act was new and tutoring/learning centers were being created. She set up the Helena College’s disability services program and its first Learning Center.

Hay’s administrative experience began with Montana State University – Great Falls College of Technology as she helped with the start-up of what is now another two-year college (Gallatin College) on the large Montana State University campus in Bozeman, Mont.

Hay is known for her active collaboration with the local school district, being instrumental in bringing the district’s Adult Basic Education program to the college campus and in creating shared Pathways Advisor positions with the district.

She has a master’s degree in Education, Adult and Higher Education, a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Montana State University and a minor in Special Education from The University of Montana.

Dr. Shad Sorenson currently works as the Associate Vice President for Student Support Services and Wasatch Campus at Utah Valley University – Orem, a position he’s held since May 2009. He helped launch the region K-16 Alliance that has focused on developing strong networks among counselors in both systems and reducing the number of students needing remediation in math and English. Under his direction as the co-chair for the Advisement Council, the university has developed an advisor training and certification program that has been published in two NACADA journals as an exemplary program.

Dr. Sorenson earned a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah; a master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Student Development from Utah State University and a bachelor of science in Business Management and Marketing from Utah Valley State College. He holds two associate degrees in Hospitality Management and General Studies.

He describes his management style as open-door and collaborative. He likes to work hard, laugh, eat and finds higher education to be exciting and a place where lives are changed one person at a time.

 

The candidates’ full itineraries for their visits are as follows:

Dr. Alexander Herzog

 

Monday, July 9 – Cheyenne Campus

9-10 a.m.: Board Room – Breakfast with search committee

10:15-11 a.m.: Board Room – People who report directly to Vice President of Student Services

11:15 a.m.-noon: Arp 133 – Student Services staff

12:15-1:15 p.m. – Board Room – Lunch with President’s Cabinet

1:30-2:30 p.m.: CCI 130 – Open forum open to anyone (will be streamed live via Internet)

3-4 p.m.: President’s Office – LCCC President Joe Schaffer

5:30-6:30 p.m.: CCI 130 – Open forum open to anyone (will be streamed live via Internet)

 

Tuesday, July 10 – Albany County Campus

8 a.m.: Leave from LCCC to drive to ACC

9 a.m. -1 p.m.: ACC – Lunch for candidate and ACC employees

1 p.m.: Leave for Cheyenne campus

2-3 p.m.: Cheyenne campus tour led by Alex Barker, recent LCCC graduate

3:30-4:30 p.m.: Tour of Cheyenne with an LCCC driver

 

Jill Koslosky

 

Tuesday, July 10 – Cheyenne Campus

9-10 a.m.: Board Room – Breakfast with search committee

10:15-11 a.m.: Board Room – People who report directly to Vice President of Student Services

11:15 a.m.-noon: Arp 133 – Student Services staff

12:15-1:15 p.m. – Board Room – Lunch with President’s Cabinet

1:30-2:30 p.m.: CCI 130 – Open forum open to anyone (will be streamed live via Internet)

3-4 p.m.: President’s Office – LCCC President Joe Schaffer

5:30-6:30 p.m.: CCI 130 – Open forum open to anyone (will be streamed live via Internet)

 

Wednesday, July 11 – Albany County Campus

8 a.m.: Leave from LCCC to drive to ACC

9 a.m. -1 p.m.: ACC – Lunch for candidate and ACC employees

1 p.m.: Leave for Cheyenne campus

2-3 p.m.: Cheyenne campus tour led by Alex Barker, recent LCCC graduate

3:30-4:30 p.m.: Tour of Cheyenne with an LCCC driver

 

Judy Hay

 

Wednesday, July 11 – Cheyenne Campus

9-10 a.m.: Board Room – Breakfast with search committee

10:15-11 a.m.: Board Room – People who report directly to Vice President of Student Services

11:15 a.m.-noon: Arp 133 – Student Services staff

12:15-1:15 p.m. – Board Room – Lunch with President’s Cabinet

1:30-2:30 p.m.: CCI 130 – Open forum open to anyone (will be streamed live via Internet)

3-4 p.m.: President’s Office – LCCC President Joe Schaffer

5:30-6:30 p.m.: CCI 130 – Open forum open to anyone (will be streamed live via Internet)

 

Thursday, July 12 – Morning in Cheyenne; afternoon at Albany County Campus

9 a.m.: Cheyenne campus tour led by Alex Barker, recent LCCC graduate

10:30-11:30 a.m.: Tour of Cheyenne with an LCCC driver

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Candidate and driver eat lunch at a local establishment

12:30 p.m.: Drive to ACC

1:30-4:30 p.m.: ACC – Dessert and discussion for candidate and ACC employees

4:30 p.m.: Leave for Cheyenne campus

5:30 p.m.: Back at Cheyenne campus

 

Dr. Shad Sorenson

 

Thursday, July 12 – Albany County Campus in the morning; Cheyenne in the afternoon

8 a.m.: Leave from LCCC to drive to ACC

9 a.m. -1 p.m.: ACC – Lunch for candidate and ACC employees

1 p.m.: Leave for Cheyenne campus

2-3 p.m.: Cheyenne campus tour led by Alex Barker, recent LCCC graduate

3:30-4:30 p.m.: Tour of Cheyenne with an LCCC driver

5:30-6:30 p.m.: CCI 130 – Open forum open to anyone (will be streamed live via Internet)

 

Friday, July 13 – Cheyenne Campus

9-10 a.m.: Board Room – Breakfast with search committee

10:15-11 a.m.: Board Room – People who report directly to Vice President of Student Services

11:15 a.m.-noon: Arp 133 – Student Services staff

12:15-1:15 p.m. – Board Room – Lunch with President’s Cabinet

1:30-2:30 p.m.: CCI 130 – Open forum open to anyone (will be streamed live via Internet)

3:30-4:30 p.m.: President’s Office – LCCC President Joe Schaffer

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