Finalists Chosen for College President

In a media release issued from Sheridan College this morning, three finalists have been chosen for the position of President of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, which includes Sheridan College, Gillette College, and the campus in Buffalo.

The finalists are Mr. John Cech, Dean and Chief Campus Officer of the Montana State University Billings College of Technology; Dr. Kathleen Nelson, President, Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota; and Dr. Paul Young, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Executive Dean of Gillette College.

The finalists were selected from a larger group of candidates by the Presidential Search Committee, led by Vice Chair Kati Sherwood and including both college and community representatives.

Campus forums will be held for employees and the public to meet the prospective candidates. Each will be seen at Sheridan College and at Gillette College on Monday, May 10th.

  • Sheridan College, CTEL - 8:45-9:45am - John Cech
  • Sheridan College, CTEL - 10:00-11:00am - Kathleen Nelson
  • Sheridan College, CTEL - 11:15am-12:15pm - Paul Young
  • Gillette College, Presentation Hall - 1:30-2:30pm - John Cech
  • Gillette College, Presentation Hall - 2:45-3:45pm - Kathleen Nelson
  • Gillette College, Presentation Hall - 4:00-5:00pm - Paul Young
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I finally figured it out.. people here arent rude they are just afraid "outsiders" might change the place..... wow maybe change for the better!!!

I've seen mostly changes for

I've seen mostly changes for the worse. I dont mind those who come here because they like the lifestyle....But those of us who already live here like it the way it is, fairly low taxes and a lot of personal freedom. If New York, Kalifornia or whereever is such a great place to live, then stay there.

Yes all of Wyoming is a bad

Yes all of Wyoming is a bad place to live, especially for those who move here, then make it their first order of business to make it more like the place they came from.


Yes, people don't want out-of-towners to move here and then want to change it to the place they came from. Move here because you like things the way they are, or don't move here. If you like the way things were at your previous "home" then stay there. There is a difference in changing things for the betterment of society and changing things because that is what was done somewhere else. Some people who are from here have a different respect for the place they call home while out-of-towners don't always get this. Granted there are those that are are disrespectful who were born here, but we don't need more people to move here and change things for the worse. Good luck to whichever finalist gets the job.


For all the finalist..iwould think long and hard b4 moving to sheridan,this is the most unfriendly city i have ever lived in... outsiders are not welcome...... thank God i can leave in a few months..... applicants beware!

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