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LDCC looking for new chancellor

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MONROE, LA. (KNOE 8 News) - Louisiana Delta Community College is looking for its next chancellor.

After casting a nationwide net, the college brought in eight finalists who have now been narrowed to three.

This week, the search committee will make its top pick.

"Really just the strong leadership skills, the ability to become a part of the community, be open to the culture of this community and blend in yet different enough to make a difference," LDCC Director of Public Relations, Darian Atkins, said.

On Wednesday morning, you can help the search committee make that decision.

Here's some background on the three finalists.

Dr. Rodney Ellis is the Executive Vice President at the Atlanta Technical College in Georgia.

He's been there 11 years and has worked 17 years in higher education.

Another finalist is Dr. Barbara Hanson.

She's worked at community colleges for 25 years.

Under her leadership, those schools received $8 million in state and federal grants.

She has extensive experience teaching languages and leading language departments.

Another finalist is Dr. Jerry Ryan.

He's already Delta's interim chancellor.

He started with Delta back in June, 2012 and is no stranger to leading schools in his nearly 40 years of experience.

You can ask questions of these finalists Wednesday morning at Delta which is on 7500 Millhaven Road in Monroe.

The interview sessions are at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.

Each candidate will get one hour with you the public.

"Even if they can't make all of them, try to make one or two to make sure that they have a part in this as well," Atkins said.

The search committee will submit its top choice to the Louisiana Community and Technical College System in Baton Rouge for a final vote on December 12th.

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