Ivy Tech Trustee Unhappy with Presidential Selection Process

An Ivy Tech Community College trustee said today that she wants to halt the search for a new president, a process that has been disrupted by complaints of secrecy and political backbiting.  Trustee Kaye Whitehead criticized the search committee’s failure to forward its official list of finalists to trustees, who are expected to vote for a new president next week.   Members of the presidential search committee this week confirmed the names of two finalists: Thomas J. Snyder, chairman of Flagship Energy Systems Center in Anderson, and Air Force Col. Thomas D. Klincar.  Missing from the list was Carol D’Amico, the school’s high-profile No. 2 administrator. D’Amico, a former aide to President Bush, had been viewed as a likely replacement since President Gerald Lamkin announced his retirement plans last fall.