EWC announces final candidates and open forums in presidential search

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Eastern Wyoming College has announced the final candidates for the president’s position.  Each candidate will have a scheduled open forum time which community, students and others who are interested should plan on attending.

Seventy applications were received for the position of which twelve were selected as semi-finalists.  Of the twelve, there were 10 semi-finalists Skype interviews conducted.  Two candidates had removed themselves from the selection pool.

The selection committee then narrowed the field to 6 finalists.  Each candidate will spend one day on the main Torrington campus and half a day on the Douglas campus.  The 6 finalists and the April dates of their campus visits are listed below.

April 10-11, Darrell L. Wilkes, Ph.D., Hawk Springs, WY
April 12-13, Doug  Zalesky, Ph.D., Laramie, WY
April 18-19, Lesley Travers, Ph.D., Casper, WY
April 20-21, Andrew Long, M.S., McCook, NE
April 24-25, Kelly B. McCalla, M.A., Austin, MN
April 27-28, D. Ryan Carstens, Ed.D., Spokane, WA

Open forums will be held as follows:

  • Wilkes – April 10, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 11, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus
  • Zalesky – April 12, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 13, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus
  • Travers – April 18, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 19, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus
  • Long – April 20, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 21, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus
  • McCalla – April 24, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 25, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus
  • Carstens – April 27, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 28, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus

Detailed information on each finalist will be released prior to their scheduled open forum.  The forums are free and open to the public and input from these events will be solicited.  All are welcome to attend.

For more information about the presidential search please contact the college at 307.532.8303.

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