Two Pierce County education administrators and a third candidate from Minnesota are the finalists in the search for a new president to lead Bates Technical College.
The finalists are:
• Tony Apostle, who is retiring as superintendent of the Puyallup School District at the end of June.
• Amy Goings, vice president for operations and college relations at Clover Park Technical College.
• Ron Langrell, executive vice president and chief academic officer for Riverland Community College in Austin, Minn.
Current Bates President Lyle Quasim announced last year that he planned to retire. He will remain at Bates until college trustees appoint a new president. They expect to make their selection in June.
The college will host a series of community forums with each presidential finalist.
Forums will be held Tuesday May 29 at both the Bates South Campus and its downtown Tacoma campus.
The schedule for the South Campus forums is as follows:
8:30 a.m. Langrell
9:30 a.m. Apostle
10:30 a.m. Goings
The schedule for the downtown campus is:
8:30 a.m. Goings
9:30 a.m. Langrell
10:30 a.m. Apostle