College president candidates selected

For the past three months, since Dr. Frances White has left the position of Skyline College President, the chancellor, among many others in the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCD), have been searching for a replacement to fill the seat of college president.

It now comes down to the final three candidates: Anita Martinez, Steven Glick and Victoria Morrow.

Each applicant has very extensive background in education and knowledge of the community college system.

The following information was provided in an email from Gerald A. Peel Jr., public information officer of Skyline College.

Anita Martinez, who spoke to students and faculty on Oct. 6, is currently the dean of language arts at Skyline College.

Martinez has experience in college services and has served on the College Board as an expert on issues and service needs of community colleges statewide. She had the position Dean of Student Advocacy, Rights and Responsibilities at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) where she managed student honors and recognition programs, student advocacy; student conduct and discipline; student rights, responsibilities and due process. She also held the positions of interim vice chancellor of instruction at CCSF, associate director turned director of the educational opportunity program at San Francisco State University.

Steven Glick, who spoke to students and faculty on Oct. 7, is currently holding the position of campus dean at the downtown campus and school of business of CCSF where he is responsible for managing the $7.5 million campus and school budget.

Glick has served on the Bay Area Council as vice president of education and training. He also served as the executive director at the Private Industry Council of San Mateo.

Victoria Morrow, who will be speaking to students and faculty on Oct. 13, is the executive vice chancellor at the Chancellor’s Office of California Community Colleges. Morrow, much like Martinez and Glick, has a wide-ranging background in education. She has been the vice president of Academic Services at Chabot College where she supervised managers and was responsible for the college’s instructional divisions and learning resource center. She also served as the interim associate dean of instruction, division chair of Social Services and was a professor of sociology.

After the final forum the hiring committee will make its final decision as to whom Skyline’s new college president will be.