8 survive as candidates to replace Florestano

January 28, 1994|By Carol L. Bowers | Carol L. Bowers,Staff Writer

The search for a replacement for retiring Anne Arundel Community College President Thomas Florestano has been narrowed to eight candidates, a member of the school's board of trustees said last night.

More than 90 people applied, said Walter Hall, who chairs the 13-member presidential search committee. He briefed members of the college committee Wednesday on the status of the search.

"We've developed a statement of leadership characteristics in terms of replacing the irreplaceable Tom Florestano," Mr. Hall said. "The college is a good college, and Tom's been a good president. Finding a replacement is not a problem so much as an opportunity."

Mr. Hall said more than 20 sitting college presidents applied for the job, some from schools larger than Anne Arundel Community College.

College officials last night declined to give the names of the candidates still under consideration.

The eight semifinalists will be interviewed in mid-February, and the list of names will be pared to three or four, Mr. Hall said. The candidates then will be brought to campus.

The board of trustees is expected to select a new president sometime in April, Mr. Hall said.

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