NWC News Desk

Top three candidates announced for VP job at Northwest College

Posted January 24, 2011

POWELL, Wyo. - Three college administrators will visit Powell in the coming weeks, looking to become the next vice president for student affairs at Northwest College.

They were selected from a pool of 57 applicants to fill the position previously held by Dana Young.

Each will meet with college employees, tour campus, give a presentation on student life and sit for an interview.

The first candidate scheduled is Darren Pitcher who will be on campus Thursday, Jan. 27. Since 2004, Pitcher has been vice president of student success and institutional research at Miles Community College in Montana. He’s also served as MCC’s athletic director, physical plant director and athletic center manager.

Pitcher has a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Montana State University-Billings and a master’s in the same area from Fielding Graduate University. He anticipates completing his doctoral degree in community college leadership in June, also through Fielding.

Scott Thompson, chair of the liberal arts division at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., will be on campus Friday, Jan. 28. A licensed professional counselor, Thompson has been at NJC since 2002. Before that he was a senior instructor in the sociology department at the University of Colorado at Denver.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology, plus a master’s in counseling, psychology and counselor education from the University of Colorado at Denver. He’s also done work at UC-D toward a doctoral degree in leadership and innovation.

Sean Fox will be on campus Friday, Feb. 4. Fox has been dean for student life since 2004 at Ross University, a veterinary school at St. Kitts, West Indies. From 1997-2004, he was vice president for student affairs at Seminole State College in Oklahoma.

Fox received a doctorate in college student personnel administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He holds a master’s degree in guidance and counseling, plus a bachelor’s in business management from Montana State University.