The search to replace President Mary Spilde has been on-going since the end of last school year. After the Board of Education approved the Presidential Search Committee’s profile back in June, a posting was made on the Lane website allowing the submission of applications. The application process closed this last Friday, Oct. 14.

According to the position description, found on the Lane website, the position requires a doctorate or terminal degree, five years or more of senior level administrative experience with teaching experience preferred. The president is an executive officer and reports to the Board of Education.

President Spilde has been in this position for sixteen years and is now retiring. Spilde has a law degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and worked at Linn Benton Community College for 15 years before coming to Lane.

The Presidential Search Committee will soon begin reviewing the applicants. The Board stated at the last meeting on Oct. 12 that interviews for the presidential search will most likely begin in November. Once an applicant is chosen, Spilde will begin showing the new president the ropes and will end her time here at the end of this school year in June.