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Honolulu Community College announces final four candidates for chancellor

Public invited to participate in open forums, May 4-7

Honolulu Community College
Marcia Roberts-Deutsch, (808) 845-9410
Chancellor Search Coordinator
Posted: May 1, 2009

HONOLULU — Honolulu Community College has identified four finalists for the position of chancellor and has invited them to participate in a final round of interviews and open forums from Monday, May 4, through Thursday, May 7.

Robert A. Anderson, Jr., is currently a private-sector businessman in Arizona and Nevada. Anderson previously served as vice president for student services at the Community College of Southern Nevada, president of Colorado Northwestern Community College, executive vice chancellor in the Houston Community College System and superintendent of the Sevier Valley Applied Technology Center in Utah. He received both his master‘s and doctorate degrees in educational psychology and educational administration from the University of Utah at Salt Lake.
An open forum with Anderson is scheduled for Thursday, May 7, from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Loui Conference Center (Bldg. 2, Room 201).

Larry K. Christiansen is currently chief executive officer of Outsource International (OSI), a private-sector consulting company. He previously served from 1988 to 2007 as president of Mesa Community College, the largest of 10 community colleges in Maricopa County, Arizona. During that time, he also served as adjunct faculty at the EduCause Management Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Christiansen received his master‘s degree in educational administration from Drake University, and his doctor of education (EdD) degree in business and vocational education from the University of North Dakota. An open forum with Christiansen is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Loui Conference Center (Bldg. 2, Room 201).

Marnie Fischer is the former chief executive officer of Minnesota Community and Technical College, Worthington Campus. Following a year as Senior Kellogg Fellow at North Hennepin Community College, she taught at several campuses in Minnesota, including St. Cloud State University, Minnesota State University at Moorhead and Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She also served as vice president of student affairs/college advancement at Fergus Falls Community College. Fischer received her master‘s in human resource administration from St. Cloud State University and her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Minnesota. An open forum with Fischer is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, from 10:30 a.m.-noon in the Loui Conference Center (Bldg. 2, Room 201).

Peter Quigley is assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He also served as chancellor and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Leeward Community College. Prior to coming to Hawaiʻi, Quigley served as dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Minnesota State University and as dean of academics/chief academic officer at Embry Riddle University. Quigley received his master‘s in English from California State University, Fullerton, and his doctorate in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. An open forum with Quigley is scheduled for Monday, May 4, from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Loui Conference Center (Bldg. 2, Room 201).

The public is invited to meet the candidates at the open forum presentations. For more information, contact Honolulu Community College Chancellor Search Coordinator Marcia Roberts-Deutsch at (808) 845-9410 or see the campus‘ Chancellor Search website.

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