Community college announces three finalists for president

Community College of Philadelphia is getting close to picking a president, and it's being more transparent than most colleges about the process.

The college on Monday announced three finalists for the job and will bring them on campus next week for interviews with staff, faculty, students and the board of trustees.

The finalists are: Judith Gay, the college’s former vice president for academic affairs who is currently serving as interim president; Donald Generals, vice president for academic affairs at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, N.J., and Gena Glickman, president of Manchester Community College, Manchester, Ct.

The new president will take the post by July 1.

Gay has been serving as interim since September when Stephen M. Curtis left. Curtis, who led the college since 1999, was terminated by the board without cause.

Here’s a little about each of the candidates:

* Gay: For 13 years, she served as vice president for academic affairs at Philadelphia community college. She previously worked as division chair at Montgomery County Community College, full professor and chair of the department of psychology at Chestnut Hill College, and assistant professor of psychology at Gettysburg College. She has a bachelor’s in psychology from Findlay College and her master’s and doctorate in experimental psychology from Bowling Green State in Ohio.

Gay will do her interviews on Wednesday.

* Generals: Since 2008, he has been in his role at Mercer County Community College. He previously served as provost at the Katharine Gibbs School in New York City, vice president for academic and student affairs at SUNY Rockland Community College in Suffern, N.Y. and dean of student and cultural affairs at Passaic County Community College in Paterson. He has a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in urban/education/community service from William Paterson College in Wayne, N.J., and a doctor of education degree in social and philosophical foundations of education from Rutgers University.

He will visit campus on Monday.

* Glickman: She has worked in her current role as president since 2008. She previously worked as vice president for teaching, learning and student development at Elgin Community College in Elgin, Il., associate provost and assistant provost at the University of Baltimore and executive director for curriculum development and evaluation at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Md.

Glickman has a bachelor’s in fine arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, a master’s in counseling and education from Johns Hopkins University School of Education and a doctorate in policy and planning from the University of Maryland College Park.

She will visit campus on Tuesday.

For more information about the candidates and their full resumes, go to: