CLC president finalist for job near Seattle
College of Lake County President Jerry Weber is a finalist for a similar job in suburban Seattle.
Weber is one of three candidates who remain in the hunt to become Bellevue College's president. Roughly 10 miles from Seattle in Bellevue, the school has about 32,000 students and offers two- and four-year degrees.
"I have not been out applying for positions," Weber said. "However, several colleagues have recommended this position, and I chose to explore it."
Weber is scheduled to attend a Bellevue College open forum March 23 to answer questions and meet students, employees and the community at large. The other two candidates -- Texas A&M University-Central Texas Chief Advancement Officer Karen Lynn Clos and Angelia Millender, president of Olive-Harvey College in Chicago -- are slated for the forums on different days this month.
Weber said he informed CLC board members of his Bellevue candidacy Tuesday. He sent an email on the topic to CLC employees Wednesday.
"The search process should conclude by the end of March," he said. "Since I am among (three) qualified candidates, the outcome is far from determined. Should I not get this position, I will continue to serve CLC and be honored to do so."
Weber started as Grayslake-based CLC's president in April 2009. He came to CLC after serving eight years as Kankakee Community College's president.