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New College of the Bahamas President Selected

A senior fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has been selected to be the new president of The College of The Bahamas (COB), The Nassau Guardian has been informed.

But, it is understood that the appointment of Dr. Betsy Vogel-Boze hinges on whether she accepts the offer that has been extended by the higher learning institution.

Dr. Vogel-Boze visited the college last month, along with the other two candidates, but it is understood that she impressed the leadership of the college the most.

The search for a new COB president began back in January, after then president Janyne Hodder exercised her option to offer six months’ notice of resignation as COB chief, after spending four years at the helm. Hodder has since been replaced by Dr. Earla Carey Baines, who is sitting in as interim president.

COB had stated earlier that it was searching for presidential candidates who were proven leaders and skilled managers with an inclusive style of leadership. COB had also said they should be people of unimpeachable integrity with the capacity to inspire confidence and trust nationally and abroad. The college further stated that these characteristics were essential for the next president, especially as the college is poised for another defining transition to university status.

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