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The search for a new NCCC president is over

SARANAC LAKE - North Country Community College's search for a new college president is over.

The NCCC Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Carol Brown to serve as the college's fifth president, effective Aug. 31, 2009.

Following a nationwide search, the Presidential Search Committee and the Board of Trustees interviewed three candidates. The Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution at a special Board meeting held May 16, appointing Dr. Brown as President.

Board of Trustee Chair, W. John Friedlander, stated, "The Board of Trustees is very pleased with the process of the search and its final outcome. Dr. Brown is a nice match for NCCC, the administration and faculty, and its students."

Dr. Brown noted, "It is an honor and privilege to join North Country Community College and its communities. Working together, we will build upon the rich past as we continue to be an important part of Essex and Franklin counties and our region. My husband Greg and I are looking forward to our move to one of the most beautiful regions of the country."

Dr. Brown has served as President of Eastfield College in Texas, President of Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin, Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs at Oakland Community College, Michigan, and Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at the Orchard Ridge campus of Oakland Community College. In addition, Dr. Brown has served as a department chair and instructor of history at Houston Community College in Texas. She currently serves as the Special Assistant to the Chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, Texas.

Dr. Brown has received awards and recognition to include the Technical Excellence Award from the National Association for Printing Leadership and the Phi Theta Kappa Texas Hall of Fame for Administrators. Her community involvement includes serving on civic and community boards to include Chambers of Commerce, United Way, La Casa de Esperanza and Girl Scouts.

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