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Cape Fear Community College narrowing down presidential candidates

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Who will be the next President of Cape Fear Community College? The school has narrowed its choices down to five candidates. This week, the campus community and local residents had the opportunity to meet four of the top educators in the country. All are vying for the title of Cape Fear Community College President. For many of the professors this is the first time they have a say in who gets the job. Professor Frank Carter said, "I think this is a very democratic process and it's an opportunity to see who's out there looking for work in this particular position." Each candidate shared what he or she would bring to the campus. Presidential Candidate Augusta Julian said, "I tell people I'm a community college missionary. I have spent my career in community and technical education and I think it's the most important thing that's going out there." Another candidate, Sharon Morrisey said, "I know policies and procedures. I know how the community college system works from the time I spent in Raleigh. I've worked with the legislature. I've worked with local legislative delegations so I think I know how the system works." The presidential hopefuls also spoke of the college's future. Presidential candidate, Betty Young says "I would say that my vision for Cape Fear is to be nationally known as one of the progressive community colleges in the country in the next five-ten years." Another candidate Scott Ralls said, "Previously I knew about the great work of Cape Fear Community College and I think I can bring the energy and passion to keep that moving forward and I'd be very honored to be considered in that role." After each candidate has had a chance to speak, the college's Board of Trustees will get feedback from the faculty and staff before selecting their next president. The final candidate, Ray Hoy, will speak Monday starting at one p.m. in the cafeteria of the Health Sciences Building.

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