Presidential candidates visit campus

South Puget Sound Community College’s Presidential candidate’s forums kicked off with Larry Galizio on Dec. 4, followed by Douglas W. Allen on Dec. 5., then Sandra A. Fowler-Hill on Dec. 6. These forums gave students and faculty a chance to meet the candidate in person and ask about how they would help run SPSCC as president.

Galizio earned his Ph.D. from the School of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University. Galizio also has 19 years of experience as an educator and administrator, as well as being the current president of Clatsop Community College. Galizio has also served three terms in the Oregon Legislature.

Allen is the president of Ridgewater College and received his Ed.D. in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas. According to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities website, Allen has held multiple college administration positions, including vice president of educational services and dean of academic affairs at Anoka–Ramsey Community College.

Fowler-Hill is currently the executive vice president of instruction and student services at Everett Community College. Fowler-Hill worked 19 years at Olympic College.

The Chair of the Board of Trustees, Judy Blinn, said she is pleased with the great and diverse turnout and the inclusiveness of the process.

Among the turnout was
SPSCC Professor David Hyde who said he is excited to hear from all five candidates in order to form an opinion on who he thinks is best for the job.

Forums for candidates David M. Smith and Timothy S. Stokes will be held on Dec. 10-11 at 2:15 p.m. in Building 26, Room 105.

Recorded versions of the forums are available on the SPSCC YouTube.
Comments or questions about the forums can be emailed to Donny Hunter, at donnyhunter@nsandec.com by noon, Dec. 13.