Chadron State is actively searching to fill the soon-to-be vacant dean of Teaching and Learning administrative position, which will be vacated by current Dean Charles Snare this June.
A search committee chaired by Joel Hyer, dean of B.E.A.M.S.S., welcomed candidate Rachel Anderson, of Eureka, Calif., to campus Monday for on-campus interviews and meetings with faculty, staff, and students.
In the public portion of Anderson’s on-campus visit, she spoke to a group of 11 faculty and staff members and 2 students in the Student Center’s Ballroom.
Anderson began with a roughly 20-minute overview of her journey through higher education before opening up the floor for questions.
“It took me a while to find myself,” Anderson said of her educational journey.
Currently, Anderson is dean of Academic Affairs at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, Calif. She said she is reviewing options elsewhere because of California’s current financial state.
“We’re in a pretty dire situation [in California], which is why I looked at other options,” Anderson said.
Anderson said she felt that CSC’s recently adopted higher educational vision was working, and that, although there would be rough spots, she encouraged the college to stay its course.
You don’t want to shift goals every three-to-five years,” Anderson said.
All three institutions at which Anderson has served administratively have been community colleges.
Hyer said another candidate would be at CSC next week for another series of on-campus interviews.