The Board of Trustees of Butler Community College on Friday accepted the recommendations of its Presidential Search Advisory Committee in naming three finalists for the position of president.
The three finalists are Dr. Charlotte Hatfield, Dr. Kimberly Krull and Dr. Ann Valentine.
During the week of June 10, the finalists will return to the El Dorado Campus of Butler for college and community forums. Two forums per candidate will be scheduled, one in the day and one in the evening; these will be open to members of the college family and the local community. Finalists will provide a short address at the forums, and then respond to questions from those in attendance. Forum dates will be announced after they are confirmed with the finalists.
The search process has been noted on the Butler Community College website, and the 15-member Advisory Committee, chaired by Trustee Ron Engelbrecht, and consisting of faculty, staff, and business/community leaders, are noted on the Web site, which is available from the home page.
A brief biography of each finalist along with their responses to four pre-interview questions, also is posted on the Web site.
The Butler Board of Trustees is expected to select the new president the week of June 17. The process for the search for the success to the highly successful tenure of former President Jackie Vietti has been guided by Gold Hill Associates, a search firm that specializes in community college CEO searches.
The candidates are:
Dr. Charlotte R. Hatfield
Hatfield served for over nine years as president of Washington State College in Appalachian, Ohio. Prior to that she served for two years as executive dean of the Elkhart Campus of Ivy Tech State College and for two years prior to to that was executive director for Public Relations and Marketing for Ivy Tech State College System in Indiana. She also has professional experience in communications, media, and public relations in the private sector. Hatfield holds a Ph.D. from the Community College Leadership Program, University of Texas at Austin; master’s and bachelor’s degrees in journalism from UT Austin; and an associate of arts in English from Hutchinson Junior (now Community) College.
Dr. Kimberly W. Krull
Krull, since 2005, serves as the vice president for Academic Affairs at Cloud County Community College in Concordia. She also served Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in a variety of roles including associate professor/counselor, accreditation coordinator, assistant professor and instructor. She is a licensed mental health practitioner/therapist. Her degrees include a bachelor of science in microbiology, a master of science in life sciences/biochemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a master of science in education/community counseling from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and a Ph.D. in education and human resource studies with a specialization in Community College Leadership from Colorado State University.
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Dr. Ann M. Valentine
Valentine is the chancellor, Ivy Tech-Wabash Valley, since 2011, and was president of Minnesota State Community and Technical College for six years prior to her current position. She also was vice president/provost of Gateway Technical College for five years, and dean of Independence Community College for two years. Valentine’s degrees include a Ph.D. in higher education leadership and policy studies from Iowa State University, a master of public administration from Iowa State University, a bachelor of arts in political science/history from Mount Mercy College, and an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Kirkwood Community College.