The Fox Valley Technical College Presidential Search Committee has selected two finalists that were recommended to the Board of Trustees in its search for a new president.

Board Chair Patty Van Ryzin announced the finalists last week.

The candidates in alphabetical order are:

Charles Lepper, Ph.D., is vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah. He previously served as vice president for student affairs at Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Lepper earned a Doctor of Philosophy with an emphasis in Educational Administration from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana; a Master of Education with an emphasis in Secondary, Higher, and Adult Education from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan; and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources and Personnel Management from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Christopher Matheny, Ph.D., is executive vice president and chief academic officer at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. He previously served as vice president for instruction and chief academic officer at Fox Valley Tech. Dr. Matheny earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Organization and Management from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago; and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago.

(For more on this story please see the June 17 issue of the Tri-County News.)

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