A committee has narrowed its search for a new Chipola College President's job to one finalists.
They plan to recommend Chipola Executive Vice President Dr. Jason Hurst to succeed President Dr. Gene Prough who's retiring at the end of march.
Dr. Hurst earned his doctorate from Mississippi State University in 2008, a masters degree in education from Auburn University in 1999 and a Bachelor of Education from Athens State University in 1997.
Hurst came to Chipola in November 2011 as Vice President of baccalaureate and workforce development ans was promoted to executive vice president in 2013.
Prior to Chipola, Hurst served at Pensacola State College, Central Alabama Community College and Gadsden State Community College.
The committee will submit the recommendation to the Board of College's Trustees during a special called meeting Wednesday.
The Board could name Dr. Hurst, name an acting president, or form a larger committee to solicit for candidates outside of the college.