A selection committee of faculty, staff, administrators, and students has selected three individuals to be interviewed early next month for the position of Vice President for Administration at BRTC. The three, according to Human Resources Director Julie Edington, are Brenda Gillogly of Helena, S. Don Ray of Jonesboro, and Rhonda Stone of Pocahontas.
Gillogly is currently the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration at Phillips Community College in Helena. Ray’s current position is Extension Faculty-Family Financial Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia in Columbia, Missouri (Kennett Branch). Stone’s current position is Business Instructor at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas and Paragould.
They were selected from a pool of 39 applicants from across the state and nation, with a few international applicants. Interviews have been set for Ray on June 5; for Stone on June 6, and for Gillogly on June 7.
The position will be open with the June 30 retirement of longtime VP for Finance Loretta Williams.
The VPA is responsible for finance, human resources, safety management, informational technology, facilities and physical plant, auxiliary services, and travel. Loretta Williams has held the position, formerly called the VP for Finance, since the institution became a college in 1992. Prior to that time, she served as Assistant Director of then-Black River Vo-Tech School. Her career with the institution began in 1973, shortly after its opening, serving as Business instructor.