PSC Moving Forward With Interim Presidential Candidate

 Updated January 31, 2008 with link to Dr. Paul McCarthy’s farewell reception photo gallery

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– It is anticipated the Prairie State College (PSC) board of trustees will unanimously approve David A. Brownell as interim president at the January 29 board meeting. The board selected Brownell from several candidates to fill the interim president position. His selection comes after an extensive interview process and contract negotiations. The reference check was conducted by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).

Brownell’s past experience includes serving as chancellor of the Coast Community College District in Costa Mesa, Calif. One of the highlights during his tenure as chancellor was working diligently to heal deep divisions which had developed among staff, administrators, and the board. Prior to serving as chancellor, he served as the dean of administrative services for Coast Community College. Brownell has a B.A. in Education from University of La Verne, La Verne, Calif.; and a M.A. in Administration from California State University, Los Angeles.

Most recently Brownell has served as a consultant to educators and other clients. He also served as acting dean of advanced technology, Irvine Valley College, Irving, Calif. Brownell also was retained to review, revise, and codify board policies and administrative procedures for South Orange Community College District, Mission Viejo, Calif.

Prior to his appointment, Brownell will have the opportunity to spend some time with current PSC president, Paul J. McCarthy. McCarthy has accepted a position as president of El Centro College in Dallas, Texas.

“We are sorry to see Dr. McCarthy go but are pleased we have been able to find such a qualified leader to serve as interim president of PSC,” PSC Board Chair Mark Fazzini said.

Source: PSC Press Release 

Photographs from the farewell reception honoring Dr. Paul McCarthy are available in the eNews Park Forest Photo Gallery .