Bucks County Community College Announces Presidential Search Finalists

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 1:00 PM

Dr. John C. Boyd, Dr. Patrick M. Jones, Dr. Evon W. Walters
The finalists will visit BCCC on February 26, March 4, and March 7, 2024.
Last updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 2:56 PM

The Presidential Search Committee appointed by the Bucks County Community College’s Board of Trustees announced today that three finalists have been selected in the search for the College’s next president.

Following Dr. Ganther’s mid-October announcement of her resignation as president effective in December, the Board retained RH Perry, a national search firm specializing in higher education to conduct the search. Without the luxury of having a sitting president during this search, Board Chair Thomas Jennings knew that the Board had to act swiftly in order to have the executive leadership position filled by July 1. Seventy-five applications were received and after careful consideration, the search committee narrowed the field to three finalists.

The finalists are...

  • John C. Boyd, Ph.D., President, Mayland Community College
  • Patrick M. Jones, Ph.D., Chancellor and Professor of Music, Penn State Schuylkill
  • Evon Washington Walters, Ed.D., President, Northwest Region, Community College of Allegheny County

Bios and resumes for each candidate are available on BCCC’s website.

The three candidates will take part in the final round of the search process which includes open forums, conducted in person but also available virtually, with faculty, staff, and students. The finalists will visit BCCC on February 26, March 4, and March 7, 2024.

“We are looking forward to the face-to-face meetings with the candidates in the coming weeks,” Jennings says. “Each candidate has amassed significant accomplishments in their higher education careers to date. We are excited to learn about their vision and aspirations for Bucks and the communities we serve.”

After receiving and carefully reviewing feedback from the college community, the Presidential Search Committee will make their recommendation to the full Board of Trustees. Following deliberation by the Board, an announcement of the College’s sixth president will be made public.

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