Three Finalists Named In Search For Next President

Posted October 22, 2019 at 2:15 pm

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the selection of three finalists for the presidency of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. The strong reputation that the college holds has allowed for a robust and deep candidate pool from all parts of the country. The following three candidates have been selected as finalists for the presidential search:

  • Scott E. Behrens, Ph.D., is former Vice President of Teaching and Learning at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, FL. He had previously served as Dean of Academic Affairs at Hillsborough Community College in Plant City, FL. Dr. Behrens earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Psychology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL; a Master of Arts in Human Development/Educational Psychology from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ; and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western Maryland College in Westminster, MD.
  • Ted A. Lewis, Ed.D., is Provost of Bluefield State College in Bluefield, WV. He previously served as Vice President of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Lewis earned a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration, Community College Leadership Program, at The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX; a Master of Science in Political Science from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX; and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, TX.
  • Steve C. Nunez, Ed.D., is Vice President of Academics and Student Services at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, IL. He previously served as Vice President of Research, Planning and Information Affairs at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, IL. Dr. Nunez earned a Doctorate of Education in Community College Leadership at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI; a Master of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA; and an Associate of Science from Southwest Virginia Community College in Cedar Bluff, VA.

Open Forum Schedule:

Each presidential finalist will participate in open forums, in which everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. These forums are open to all faculty, administrators, staff, students, and the general public. There will be a brief introduction of each candidate, followed by a question and answer session. Feedback forms will be provided to all who attend, and the completed forms will be collected at the end of each forum and given to the Board of Trustees for review.

  • Dr. Scott Behrens
    Tuesday, November 5th
    11:00am – 12:00pm, 2:30 – 3:30pm
    Room A144, Richland Campus
  • Dr. Ted Lewis
    Wednesday, November 6th
    11:00am – 12:00pm, 2:30 – 3:30pm
    Room A144, Richland Campus
  • Dr. Steve Nunez
    Thursday, November 7th
    11:00am – 12:00pm, 2:30 – 3:30pm
    Room A144, Richland Campus

Search Process Details:

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College maintains a Presidential Search webpage, where you can find the Presidential Profile and all pertinent information regarding the search process.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is committed to an extensive and inclusive search process that will attract and seek an outstanding leader for the college’s regional footprint. The Board of Trustees would like to thank each and every member of the Presidential Search Committee for the exceptional work and effort that was put forth in this process.