The search for Mesa Community College's next president has been narrowed to five finalists, all of whom are executives at colleges outside of Arizona.
The finalists are: Jose Aybar, an associate vice chancellor at City Colleges of Chicago; David Borofsky, president of Bates Technical College in Washington state; Della Condon, an assistant superintendent at San Joaquin Delta College in California; Shouan Pan, a provost at Broward Community College in Florida; and Ron Taylor, a vice president at Chabot College in California.
Bernie Ronan, MCC's interim president, applied to take over the post permanently, but is not among the finalists.
MCC is the state's biggest community college and Rufus Glasper, chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District, has spent nearly nine months looking for someone to lead the school.
"Our goal is to find the best possible leader for Mesa Community College. These finalists are experienced and knowledgeable," Glasper said today in a press release.
In May, Glasper scrapped the district's first presidential search when he decided none of the finalists was a good "fit."
Glasper fired MCC's longtime president, Larry Christiansen, in February as a fraud scandal enveloped the nation's largest junior college system.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office had named Christiansen as a target in its ongoing criminal fraud investigation.