November 17, 2021
For Immediate Release
Office of Public Information Crowder College
RE: Presidential Candidate Finalists
Neosho, MO – The Crowder College Board of Trustees has announced the four presidential finalists. Information will be announced in the following days regarding public forums. The list of finalists and a short bio are as follows (alphabetical order):
Kim Armstrong, Ph.D., is Vice Chancellor for Student, Equity, and Community Affairs at Arkansas State University Three Rivers in Malvern, AR. She previously served as Vice Chancellor of Students Affairs at Arkansas State University Three Rivers in Malvern, AR. Dr. Armstrong earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Physiological/Neuropsychology and Cognitive Child Development; a Master of Science in Physiological/Neuropsychology; and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Howard University in Washington, D.C.
David Hinds, Ph.D., is a Consultant with the Texas Association of Community Colleges in Austin, TX. He previously served as President of Victoria College in Victoria, TX. Dr. Hinds earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration (Community College Leadership) from The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX; a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston in Houston, TX; and a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.
Katricia Pierson, Ph.D., is President of East Central University in Ada, OK. She previously served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs of East Central University in Ada, OK. Dr. Pierson earned a Doctor of Philosophy in English, and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR; and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Journalism Secondary Education from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY.
Colleen Simpson, Ed.D., is Vice President of Student Services and Regional Learning Centers at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, WI. She previously served as Administrator for Retention and Student Success at Bronx Community College, CUNY, in New York, NY. Dr. Simpson earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy from Fordham University in New York, NY; a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Marketing from Bernard M. Baruch College, CUNY, in New York, NY.
We are looking forward to a successful completion of the presidential search process. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to our ACCT Search Consultant:
• Bill Holda, Ed.D., ACCT Search Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (903) 987-3332 (mobile)
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