GHC Extends Brewster’s Contract

Posted on: Oct, 26, 2020

GHC Extends Brewster’s Contract
Dr. Ed Brewster

Aberdeen, WA - Grays Harbor College’s board of trustees will put off searching for GHC’s next president and have the college keep its interim leader until at least the end of the 2021-2022 academic year.

In light of the ongoing challenges with COVID-19, the board unanimously voted Tuesday to extend Dr. Ed Brewster’s contract as interim president.

“It is prudent to delay the search at this time,” said Dr. Harry Carthum, Board Chair.  “The safety of our college community remains a priority during the pandemic, along with the safety of the candidates, who we want to bring to campus.”

To ensure the health and wellbeing of the college community, fall and winter quarters are being taught online, utilizing Zoom, Canvas, YouTube, and other relevant technologies, with the exception of a few programs that require hands-on application.

 “Having candidates visit the campus in-person to meet with students, staff, and faculty is an integral part of identifying the most suitable candidate to lead GHC,” explained Carthum. “The board is grateful for Dr. Brewster’s willingness to extend his contract and continue to lead the college during these challenging times.”

Initially, the board intended to begin its search for a permanent replacement this fall and will now postpone those efforts until fall 2021.