The Community College Executive Search Team
Dr. Preston Pulliams
Dr. Stephen Kinslow
Dr. Stephen Kinslow received his bachelor degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Master’s degree from Southern Methodist University and holds a doctorate from the University of Texas. Gold Hill Associates is pleased to have Dr. Kinslow as a search consultant.
Dr. Walter Nolte
Dr. Walter Nolte is the retired President Emeritus of Casper College, Wyoming and the former president of North Central Missouri College, Missouri. Dr. Nolte has served as a member of the AACC Board and the AACC Presidents Academy Executive Committee. During his 11-year tenure at Casper College, Dr. Nolte led Casper College to an all-time enrollment high, coordinated an ambitious campus master plan resulting in six major building projects, and assisted in doubling the assets of the Casper College Foundation. Dr. Nolte received an A.A. from Tacoma Community College, a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Puget Sound, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Nolte served as interim president at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon in 2016.
Dr. Katherine Hiyane-Brown
Dr. Katherine Hiyane-Brown brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in areas of budget development, curriculum development, international and distance education.Dr. Katherine Hiyane-Brown received a bachelor degree in Anthropology form Grinnell College, a Master’s degree from the University of Iowan and holds a doctorate from Oregon State University in Community College Leadership.
Dr. Dennis Michaelis
Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs
Dr. Jacobs has served as a member of the American Association of Community Colleges Board Executive Committee, the AACC Presidents’ Academy Executive Committee, and president of the Illinois Community College Presidents Council. She currently serves as a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and as a commissioner for the Midwest Higher Education Compact. Dr. Jacobs received an AA from Louisburg College, North Carolina and a BS and MA from Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
Dr. Rassoul Dastmozd
Dr. Rassoul Dastmozd emigrated from Iran in the late 1970s and is a first-generation college graduate. He holds a Bachelors’s degree in engineering technology from Southwest Minnesota State University, a Master of Science in education from Drake University, and a Doctorate in human resources and higher education from Colorado State University. Dr. Dastmozd has had a distinguished career as a community college teacher, department chair, and academic dean. He recently retired as President/CEO of Saint Paul College in Saint Paul, Minnesota before joining Gold Hill Associates.
Dr. Dastmozd`s interest in education and commitment to service extends beyond the classroom and he has become a champion of community colleges, college affordability, equity, inclusion, and closing the opportunity gap.