The Midland College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has selected
three finalists for the position of President of Midland College. The Board of Trustees
appreciates the assistance of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
in guiding the search efforts. The Board also appreciates the valuable feedback and
involvement of the community, members of businesses and local foundations, and the
students, faculty and staff of the College.
MC Presidential Finalists (in alphabetical order):
Thad Anglin, Ed.D., is President and CEO at Cisco College in Cisco, Texas. He previously
served as Vice Provost for Academic Excellence and Outreach at the University of North
Texas at Dallas in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Anglin earned a Doctor of Education in Higher
Education Administration and Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Fort
Lauderdale, Florida; a Master of Education in Kinesiology and Health Science from
The University of Texas at Tyler in Tyler, Texas; and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary
Education and English from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.
Damon Kennedy, Ph.D., is Vice President of Instructional Services at Midland College
in Midland, Texas. He previously served as Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences
and Business at Midland College Midland, Texas. Dr. Kennedy earned a Doctor of Philosophy
in American History from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas; and a Master of
Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in American History from The University of Texas of the
Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas.
Ian Roark, Ed.D., is Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development and Innovation at Pima
Community College in Tucson, Arizona. He previously served as Vice President of Workforce
Development and Strategic Partnerships at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.
Dr. Roark earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from The University
of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas; a Master of Education in Educational
Leadership from The University of Texas at Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas; and a Bachelor
of Arts in Music from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.
Open Forums – Meet the Finalists
Public forums will take place the week of May 1 and each candidate will participate
in two 1-hour forums. We invite and encourage everyone to participate in the open
Forums will be made accessible to all faculty, administrators, staff, students, and
the general public. There will be a brief introduction of each candidate, followed
by a question-and-answer session. These discussions will be facilitated by Bill Holda,
Ed.D., ACCT Search Consultant.
Forums will be conducted in-person in the: Allison Fine Arts Building, Wagner & Brown
Auditorium. At each public forum, feedback forms will be available for anonymous input
which will then be collected at the end of the forum and provided to the Board of
Trustees for review as part of its deliberation process.
Please email candidate questions to: BoardChair@midland.edu, by 12:00 noon, on Thursday, April 27, and specify to which forum and candidate your
question is to be directed.
Open Forum Schedule
Monday, May 1, 2023
Dr. Damon Kennedy: 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Wagner & Brown Auditorium
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Dr. Ian Roark: 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Wagner & Brown Auditorium
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Dr. Thad Anglin: 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Wagner & Brown Auditorium
For those who cannot attend the in-person events, a Zoom link is also available.
Zoom link for all dates and times.
Call-In Number: (346)248-7799 Meeting ID: 874 7565 8950
Please share this information with those who may have an interest in Midland College
and wish to attend. No RSVP is needed.
Presidential Search Webpage
The Midland College website includes information on all aspects of the search, both
for the College community and candidates. Midland College will continue to provide
updates during this important process. If you have any questions, please feel free
to reach out to our ACCT Search Consultant Dr. Bill Holda, (903) 987-3332 (mobile).