Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Galveston offers job to CC President Shelton

Clarendon College President Myles Shelton has been offered the job of leading a larger community college.

Galveston College officials offered Shelton the top position at that school following a board meeting there last Wednesday.

“I feel very honored that Galveston College thinks enough of me to offer me this responsibility, and we’re in the process of considering their offer,” Shelton said.

Galveston Interim President William Auvenshine contacted Shelton Thursday with the board’s decision. He said he had notified the CC Board of Regents when Galveston’s search committee had first contacted him about the availability of the job.

Shelton said Tuesday that he is still reviewing the contract offered to him by GC and has not resigned from his current position.

Shelton was named as one of four finalists for the Galveston job last month after a screening procession reviewed more than 30 applications. Among the four finalists was another candidate with ties to Clarendon College – Dr. Philip Shirley, who was the Dean of Instruction at CC from 1986 to 1990.

With an enrollment of more than 2,000 students, Galveston College has a student body twice the size of Clarendon’s.

Shelton said Galveston did not give him a deadline to commit to their offer, but he expects to make a decision later this week or the first of next week.

Shelton has led Clarendon College since July 1, 1999.

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