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Finalists selected in MCC president search

April 2, 2019

The Mohave Community College Board of Governors has selected four finalists in its nationwide search for the next college president.

The finalists will be visiting the MCC campuses and communities on April 24-25.

The candidates being considered for the position of president are:

Songie Adebiyi

Since 2006, Adebiyi has been vice president of student development at South Suburban College in Illinois. She previously was an associate dean at South Suburban, responsible for federal grant projects and a variety of student training and services programs. Another post was serving as a counseling supervisor with Home Access Health Corporation. Adebiyi earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign.

Krista Johns

As the Guided Pathways regional coordinator for the Bay Area, Johns reports to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. She previously served as Vice Chancellor for educational services in the Chabot-Los Positas Community College District and was vice president for policy and research with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Johns moved into higher education after serving as the senior attorney for education development in the administrative office of the California Courts.

Stacy Steve Klippenstein

Since 2014, Klippenstein has been president of Miles Community College in Miles City, Montana. He previously was vice chancellor for student affairs at Montana State University in Billings, and was director of university housing and new student programs at Central Washington University. From 1996 until 2000, his professional career was at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where he served in Facilities Management and the Office of Residence Life.

Gregory S. Rogers

Rogers is the Director of academic analytics at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. From 2008 to 2016, he served as vice president of administrative services and CIO at Glendale Community College. Previously, he was vice president for administration and vice president for information technology systems at Black Hawk College in Illinois. Rogers earned his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

More information about the MCC President search is online at www.mohave.edu/mcc-president-search.