For Immediate Release | November 03, 2021
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Quintin Taylor, Chief Public Affairs Officer
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LCTCS Announces Three Finalists for 
River Parishes Community College Chancellor Position
Public Forums Also Announced
BATON ROUGE, La - Today, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) announced the finalists for the position of chancellor of River Parishes Community College. The announcement comes after a competitive and comprehensive nationwide search. The search process began in March 2021 and produced a diverse pool of highly qualified applicants. 

On Tuesday, November 16, each finalist will participate in separate public forums with students, faculty, staff, and community members. The forums will be held in person at the Gonzales Main Campus; 925 West Edenborne Parkway, Gonzales, LA 70737; and at the Reserve Campus, 181 Regala Park Road, Reserve, LA 70084. The college community is strongly encouraged to participate in the public forums.
Finalists in alphabetical order: 
Dr. Milan Hayward serves as Vice President of Workforce Development at Virginia Western Community College, where he leads the School of Career and Corporate Training and directs the college’s Department of Education Title III effort to improve student enrollment and outcomes. 

Dr. James Malm is Professor of Business and Chancellor of The University of New Mexico-Gallup, a two-year community and technical college in northwest New Mexico. He formerly served students, faculty and staff in multi-campus community college systems in Arizona at Mohave Community College as Executive Vice President, Laramie County Community College in Wyoming as Associate Vice President and Head of the Albany County Campus, and the Community College of Baltimore County as Chief Administrative Officer for the Division of Continuing Education & Economic Development.

Dr. Darrin Q. Rankin is a noted academician, researcher, and administrator in the field of Higher Education. His personal story and journey as an educator have been remarkable. He is a man who has committed his life to empowering others. Those who know him best will tell you that he lives by the motto, “to whom much is given much is required.” With a tremendous passion for students, faculty, and staff, Dr. Rankin’s passion focuses on educational access and student success.

Public Forum Schedule
Address: 265 South Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone Number: (225) 922-2800