Four candidates to have campus interviews for Communications Director opening
LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewis-Clark State College will bring four candidates to campus to interview for the position of Director of Communications in early January, LCSC President J. Anthony Fernandez has announced.
The four candidates are Joel Mills, a higher education/Palouse reporter for the Lewiston Tribune; Dean Ferguson, a communications consultant and former Communication Director for US Representative Walt Minnick; Greg Meyer, who served as the News Director at KLEW-TV from 2001-2011; and Kim Bene, the Manager of Communications and Marketing for Parish Digital Cinema.
Mills will visit the LCSC campus on Jan. 3-4, followed by Ferguson on Jan. 5-6, Meyer on Jan. 9-10, and Bene on Jan. 11-12. All four will make campus presentations at 11 a.m. on the second day of their visits in Sacajawea Hall room 112.
Mills earned a Bachelor's degree in Visual Communication from the University of Idaho in 1998, and Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Idaho in 2003. Along with working at the Lewiston Tribune from 2003 to the present, he served as a News Writing Instructor at Washington State University in 2008.
Ferguson earned a BS in Education with a major in English and a minor in Psychology from the University of Idaho. He then earned a Master's in Creative Writing at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Before working for Walt Minnick and as a communication consultant, he served as a political reporter at the Lewiston Tribune from 2002-08, and as Campaign Manager for Larry LaRocco for US Senate in 2008.
Meyer earned a BS in Telecommunications from the University of Idaho. His career at KLEW-TV began in 1989 and he served as the Promotions Director and Senior Executive Producer-Director until 2010, and as the Production Manager from 1989-2011. He was the News Director from 2001-2011. Before his time at KLEW-TV he served as a producer and reporter at Northwest Public Radio from 1985-88. He also served as an adjunct instructor at LCSC in 2001.
Bene earned a BS in Communications at Kent state University. He served as the Marketing and Communications Manager at Mid Georgia Communications from 1990-92 and as the Operations Manager from 1992-95. He also was the Creative Director of Communications and Marketing at Clear Channel Communications, Inc. from 1996-2008.
The LCSC communications position officially opened on Oct. 31, 2011, when former director Bert Sahlberg took a position at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Logan Fowler has served as the interim director since Sahlberg's departure.
Information on each of the candidates, as well as visit itineraries, can be found online at: www.lcsc.edu/college-communications-search