The Richland Community College Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Charles Novak as Interim President following the retirement of Dr. Gayle Saunders on February 29. The Board of Trustees is engaged in a national search process with the Association of Community College Trustees to select a new President for RCC. Lisa Gregory, Executive Director of Public Information and Chief of Staff at RCC, told Regional Radio News having Dr. Novak back is beneficial to the Board of Trustees as he has experience serving RCC and other community colleges in the State.
Gregory further stated Novak was pleased to receive the call from the RCC Board of Trustees. She also expressed her excitement about working with Dr. Novak when he begins his duties.
Novak served as President at Richland Community College from 1989 until his retirement in 2001. He has served 23 years as a community college president and a number of other years as a continuing education officer, a chief financial officer, and chief academic officer.