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Three Finalists Chosen for Southern Community College President

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Three finalists have been chosen for the president’s job at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.

Southern’s Board of Governors and presidential search committee say James Buyea, Robert Gunter and Alton Scales will visit the college’s campuses in Logan and Williamson next week.

Buyea is chief information officer at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York.

Gunter is vice president for workforce education at Arkansas State University Mid-South in West Memphis, Arkansas.

Scales is a consultant for Capitol Peaks Advising in Tampa, Florida. He previously served as president of the Community College of Aurora in Aurora, Colorado, and held administrative positions at higher education institutions in Pennsylvania, Kansas and Texas.

Merle Dempsey has served as interim president since former President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin retired in June.