Presidential search committee finalizes final three candidates


Lucas Koprowski, News editor

The Presidential Search Committee finalized three candidates that they will be presenting to the College of DuPage board of trustees. They finalized the list on March 31, 2016.

Student Body Vice President and student voice in the committee Miguel Hernandez believes the candidates chosen are qualified and have the capacity for leading this institution.

“The committee has done extensive work to narrow our total number of candidates to three highly qualified candidates,” said Hernandez. “We believe that any one of these three candidates has the capability of leading the college. “

The college’s presidential seat has been absent for the past six months after firing former President Robert Breuder on Oct. 20. Current Interim President Joseph Collins has been filling in the position since Breuder’s departure.

Although the names were finalized, they can only be released publicly under the instruction of the COD board of trustees.

“The plan, per the Search Committee’s timeline, is to provide the names of the three finalists to the Board of Trustees for its consideration,” said Joseph Moore, vice president of marketing and communication at COD. “It will then be up to the Board of Trustees to decide whether names will be made public. The agenda for the April 7th Board meeting has not yet been posted, so I could not speak to whether this will happen at that time.”

In an interview with My Suburban Life writer Eric Schelkopf, Frank Napalitano stated he also believes the names could be released as soon as the April 7 regularly scheduled board of trustees. He told him any of the three candidates would be a good candidate for the position.

In the interview, Napalitano stated, “We knew the ultimate goal was to identify the right group of candidates for the board.”