EWC announces next two presidential candidate forums for finalists Travers and Long

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Lesley Travers, Ph.D.

Lesley Travers, Ph.D.

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that the next two finalists in the presidential search will have forums the week of April 17-21.

Finalist Lesley Travers, Ph.D., will be on the Torrington Campus on Tuesday, April 18th with an open forum to be held at 1:30 – 2:45 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.  Dr. Travers will be on the Douglas Campus on Wednesday, April 19th for an open forum to be held at 11:00 am – Noon in the Multi-Purpose Room.

On Thursday, April 20th, finalist Andrew Long, M.S., will have an open forum on the Torrington Campus at 1:30-2:45 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.  Mr. Long will be at the Douglas Campus on Friday, April 21st for an open forum from 11:00 am – Noon in the Multi-Purpose Room.

All forums are open to community members, students and anyone interested in attending.  Input will be solicited from those in attendance.

Lesley Travers, Ph.D. is from Casper, WY.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, minor Native American Studies, from the University of Montana, a Master of Science in Community Counseling from the University of Wyoming/Casper College and Doctorate in Higher Education and Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wyoming.  She also holds the following licenses in the State of Wyoming:  Marriage and Family Therapist, Addictions Therapist, and Professional Counselor.  She is also a National Board Certified Counselor.

She currently serves as the Dean of the School of Business and Industry at Casper College, a position she has held since 2009.

From 2002-2009 she was the Department Head of Addictionology at Casper College.  Since 1993 she has owned and operated her own consultant, meditation and private practice in Casper.  She served as a Treatment Coordinator at Casper Alternatives from 2001-2002 and was an adjunct faculty member at Casper College from 2000-2001.

While attending the University of Wyoming she was a Graduate Assistant.  She has served as the Executive Director, Director of Administration, and General Business Manager for the following organizations:  Brain Injury Association of Wyoming, JETS Technology, Northern Arapaho Trust and Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc.  She also has over 10 years of counseling experience from 1979 to 1987 while in Montana.

She received the Wyoming Counseling Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, was nominated for the Outstanding Administrator Award in 2012, 2016 and 2017.  She received the Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Award in 2009 and the Wyoming Counseling Association Outstanding Service Award in 2008.  In 2007 she was nominated for the Rosenthal Outstanding Educator award and the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honorary, University of Wyoming, 1999-present.

She has done numerous local, state and national presentations and has been involved with research projects and publications.  On the Casper College campus, she was involved in several campus leadership and committee experiences.

Andrew Long, M.S.

Andrew Long, M.S.

Andrew Long, M.S. is from McCook, NE.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, 7-12 grade social studies and coaching endorsements in 2000.  He received graduate credit hours from Doane College and the University of Nebraska – Kearney.  In 2014 he received a Master of Science in Child, Youth, and Family Studies.

Mr. Long is currently serving as the Vice President of Student Affairs and McCook Campus for Mid-Plains Community College, a position he has held since 2013.  Prior to his present position he was at Northeastern Junior College where he served as the Dean of Enrollment Management from 2010-2013 and the Director of Admissions/New Student Enrollment from 2008-2010.  He was an Interviewing Manager at Gallup from 2006-2008.  Mr. Long was a social studies teacher and head girls’ basketball coach at Cozad High School from 2004-2006.  From 2000-2004 he was the social studies teacher, head boys’ basketball coach and assistant track coach at South Platte Public Schools in Big Springs, NE.

In 2011-2012 he was recognized at the Professional/Technical Employee of the Year at Northeastern Junior College and was the Outstanding Student Life Supporter in 2010-2011.  He received the Cozad Public Schools Golden Apple Award in 2006 and in 2005 received the Outstanding Teacher Award.

Mr. Long has presented nationally at many conferences and is very involved in the McCook, NE community.

Additional open forums will be held in Torrington and Douglas for the following final candidates:

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

For more information on the Presidential Search at Eastern Wyoming College call 307.532.8303.

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