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The Harford Community College Presidential Search Committee has announced that four finalists have been chosen to proceed to final interviews. The candidates are Dr. Theresa B. Felder, Dr. M. Annette Haggray, Dr. David Hinds, and Kelly Koermer, J.D.

Dr. Felder is the Senior Vice President for Student Success at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. Prior to this position, she held several other higher education positions, including Vice President of Student Affairs, Administrative Dean for Clark State’s largest branch campus, the Academic Affairs Coordinator, a College Access Director, and a Workforce Development Coordinator. Dr. Felder completed a doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership at Northeastern University, an M.S. in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a B.S. in Accounting from Syracuse University.

Dr. Haggray is the Provost at Northern Virginia Community College, where she oversees a campus of more than 14,000 students. She previously served for seven years as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Harford Community College. Dr. Haggray earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and a B.A. in History and M.A. in Educational Technology/Media from North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC.

Dr. David Hinds recently retired from the Teacher's Retirement System in Texas after serving a five-year tenure as president of Victoria College in Victoria, Texas. Prior to joining Victoria College in 2015, he served for three years as the Senior Vice President of Instructional Affairs at Allegany College of Maryland. Dr. Hinds earned a Ph.D. from the University of Texas, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston, and attended Midland Community College and Austin Community College prior to earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas State, San Marcos.

Kelly Koermer, J.D. is the Dean of Community Education, Business and Applied Technology at Harford Community College. Prior to joining Harford, Ms. Koermer held several positions at Anne Arundel Community College, including Executive Director for the Center for Cyber & Homeland Security Technology and Joint Ventures, and Dean of the School of Business, Computing & Technical Studies. Koermer received associate of arts and baccalaureate degrees in paralegal studies from Stevenson University and a juris doctorate from University of Baltimore School of Law. Koermer is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland and before the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Due to social distancing protocols, there are a limited number of in-person tickets available for the forums. In order to ensure tickets are distributed in an equitable manner, our Collegial Governance Councils will distribute tickets to their respective constituency groups. As a reminder, all employees are welcome to attend the open forums virtually via the College's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdX9TKH_7ZF1uZjuHmmJ7mQ. The event will be moderated and questions from the chat forum will be provided to the candidates as time allows.

Open forums are tentatively scheduled as follows:

September 29: Kelly Koermer, J.D.

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. - Student Open Forum
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. - Employee Open Forum
3:45 – 5:00 p.m. - Community Open Forum

October 2: Dr. Theresa B. Felder

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. - Student Open Forum
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. - Employee Open Forum
3:45 – 5:00 p.m. - Community Open Forum

October 6: Dr. M. Annette Haggray

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. - Student Open Forum
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. - Employee Open Forum
3:45 – 5:00 p.m. - Community Open Forum

October 9: Dr. David Hinds

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. - Student Open Forum
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. - Employee Open Forum
3:45 – 5:00 p.m. - Community Open Forum

For the most up-to-date schedule of events, please be sure to visit Harford.edu/presidentialsearch or contact kdoan@harford.edu.

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