Montgomery College to announce new president
Trustees spent five months looking for new leader
Montgomery College is scheduled to introduce its next president Tuesday morning, some eight months after the college's last president was placed on administrative leave for what critics said was a failure to provide leadership and vision for the college while also spending excessively on hotels, limousines and meals.
The college's Board of Trustees will first publicly announce the next president and then introduce the person to the college community, according to information provided by the college.
The college spent five months looking for its next president. A presidential search advisory committee made up of Montgomery College trustees, faculty, staff, students, alumni and community leaders reviewed more than 50 applications for the position. In February, the trustees selected the Greenwood/Asher & Associates Inc. to find the college's next president. The trustees then reviewed and interviewed the finalists recommended by the search firm.
In September, the trustees board placed then-President Brian K. Johnson on immediate administrative leave with pay, after the faculty's vote of "no confidence" a month earlier. Johnson has since resigned his position.
Hercules Pinkney has said he would serve as the college's interim president until a new president is hired.