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New CCC President Selected...

Clovis, NM (March 1, 2006)---The board of Trustees at Clovis Community College announced the selection of the next institution's President at its regular meeting on Wednesday. Among the four finalists who were interviewed, Dr. John Neibling will be offered a contract beginning in early summer. Neibling's current assignment is Vice President for Instruction at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona where he has served since 2001. He will succeed Dr. Beverlee McClure who accepted Governor Bill Richardson's appointment as Cabinet Secretary for Higher Education last August. Prior to employment in Arizona, Neibling held a similar position for ten years at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico.

He possesses a doctorate in Educational Administration and Supervision from Arizona State University and degrees in English from the University of Kansas.

"Aside from his sound educational background, Dr. Neibling's history of successful administrative experience, a strong commitment to community college theory and practice, and his high standards for achievement were critical factors in the decision rendered by the Trustees," stated Russell Muffley, Board Chairman. "Each of the final candidates offered unique qualities and expertise to the position which made it difficult to render a decision; however, I am fully confident that under Dr. Neibling's leadership, there will be a bright future for Clovis Community College, its faculty, staff, and students."

Among others given consideration after an exhaustive interview process were Dr. Rebecca Rowley, Interim President at CCC; Dr. Eileen Ely, Campus Dean at Laramie Community College; and Dr. Lynn Kreider, former CEO at Louisiana Delta Community College. The other finalist who withdrew his application after receiving an invitation to interview was Dr. Carl Heilman, President of Lincoln Trail Community College. The selection followed a five-month nation-wide search with applications considered from 29 individuals.

Contact:

Russell Muffley, Chair

Board of Trustees

Clovis Community College

Phone Number: 505.762-4435

417 Schepps Blvd.