Community Colleges of Spokane Chancellor Christine Johnson announced she appointed Nancy Fair-Szofran, PhD., to serve as acting president of Spokane Falls Community College until the recruitment and selection process for a permanent president is completed this spring.
"I have great confidence in Dr. Szofran’s leadership and ability to ensure the excellent student-focused work at SFCC continues uninterrupted during this transition,” Johnson said.
Fair-Szofran is the college district’s provost and chief learning officer, a position she will return to following this temporary assignment. She joined CCS in 2012 as the provost. Prior to that, she was the interim library dean and vice president of research, planning and institutional effectiveness at Mt. Hood Community College.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Northeast Missouri State University, a master’s degree in library/information science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a doctoral degree in education from the University of Idaho.
The nationwide search for a permanent president began in December and interviews with the strong pool of candidates will begin in March.
Darren Pitcher resigned from his position as acting president of SFCC as well as his former role as vice president of student services earlier this week to focus on his health and his family. He served in that temporary role since July 2017 when then SFCC President Janet Gullickson left to become the president of Germanna Community College in Virginia. Pitcher joined SFCC in 2012.
The leadership change is effective immediately.