ESCANABA & IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WZMQ) – Bay College’s Board of Trustees has approved four finalists in its nationwide search for the college’s next president.
One of the four finalists listed below will replace Dr. Laura Coleman, who is retiring on June 30.
- Dr. Lawrence D. Brandyburg, most recently Interim President of Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama
- Dr. Tony D. Hawkins, most recently Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Continuing Education, and Workforce Development at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Maryland (on sabbatical Spring 2023)
- Dr. Nerita Hughes, Interim Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Innovation at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and the President/CEO of JG Consulting, LLC
- Dr. Ross Peterson-Veatch, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College, and Professor of Folklore at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas
The finalists will participate in interviews, tours, and meetings with the Bay College community from April 24 – 27. The public is invited to attend the interviews with the Board of Trustees in the Besse Theater. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions after each interview. They will also be encouraged to complete an online survey to give feedback on each candidate.
The public will also be able to meet the finalists at the west campus.
Click here to view the schedules for public participation.