Monday, May 23, 2011

Presidential candidate interviews under way

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (May 23, 2011) - Daytona State College’s Presidential Search Committee this week begins preliminary interviews with candidates seeking to lead the institution into the future.

Nine candidates who have been selected on the basis of their application from a larger group of 45 individuals who applied are scheduled to be on campus Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24.

Five candidates are scheduled to be interviewed today starting at 8:30 a.m., with the day’s last candidate scheduled at 5:15 p.m. Interviews for the other four candidates begin Tuesday at 8 a.m., with the last candidate scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Interviews are scheduled for 90 minutes each, with an additional 30 minutes reserved for discussion among committee members.

 The interviews will take place in the Mori Hosseini College of Hospitality Management (bldg. 1200), rm. 108, on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.

Upon  completion of this week’s preliminary interviews, the search committee will select approximately four finalists who will be recommended to the District Board of Trustees. These candidates will be invited to participate in more extensive on-campus interviews with the board and a broad range of constituents the week of June 20.

The board and search committee are being assisted by Dr. Robert Parilla, a consultant with Academic Search, a nationally known firm with expertise in recruiting senior-level higher education administrators.

For more information, please call (386) 506-4408, or email