Thursday, May 24, 2012

Board of Trustees announce three presidential finalists

Following an extensive national recruitment, the Bates Technical College Board of Trustees has announced a schedule of community forums for the presidential finalists that will take place on Tuesday, May 29.

The selected finalists are Dr. Tony Apostle, Puyallup, Wash.; Dr. Ron Langrell, Austin, Minn; and Amy Goings, Tacoma, Wash.

The campus community is invited to attend the community forums which are scheduled as follows:

Forum Time
Downtown Campus Auditorium                
South Campus Auditorium
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Amy Goings
Ron Langrell
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Ron Langrell
Tony Apostle
10:30 – 11: 15 a.m.
Tony Apostle
Amy Goings

Apostle is the Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer for the Puyallup School District. Apostle’s educational background includes a doctoral degree in elementary and secondary education from Washington State University, a master’s in educational administration from Washington State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Washington.

Goings is Vice President for Operations and College Relations at Clover Park Technical College. A lifelong Washingtonian and first generation college graduate, she received her Master of Public Administration from The Evergreen State College. Goings is pursuing her educational administration doctorate full-time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Langrell has been the Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer for Riverland Community College, located in Austin, Minnesota since 2005. Langrell has completed the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University and holds a doctorate in higher education from Florida State University. He possesses a post-master’s degree in vocational teacher education, a master’s degree in guidance and counseling, and Bachelor of Science in psychology, all from the University of Idaho.

Complete biographies of each candidate can be viewed on the Presidential Search web page at