Three Finalists Announced in Lamar Community College Presidential Search

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Photo from left to right: Dr. Cory Clasemann, Richard DeShields, and Dr. Rosana Reyes.


Finalists to participate in public forums November 1-3. 

October 27, 2022 (Denver) — Today, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced three finalists in the Lamar Community College (LCC) presidential search.

The three finalists are:

  • Dr. Cory Clasemann, former Vice President for Student Success at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Richard DeShields, Dean of Student Engagement and Auxiliary Services at Miles Community College
  • Dr. Rosana Reyes, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Luzerne County Community College

A search advisory committee, comprised of college and community representatives, interviewed applicants and conducted a thorough screening to identify those best suited to lead LCC.

The finalists are in the running to succeed President Linda Lujan, who will step down on December 31, 2022, as part of her planned retirement. Dr. Lujan is concluding a 40-year career in higher education and six years as president of LCC.

LCC will host three public forums so campus and college constituents can meet with each presidential finalist and learn more about their experience, leadership style, and philosophies on a variety of issues.

The forums will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. in LCC’s Large Lecture Hall on the following dates.

Finalist Forum Date
Dr. Rosana Reyes Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022
Dr. Cory Clasemann Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022
Richard DeShields Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022

Biographies and surveys for each finalist, as well as information for upcoming forums, will be available on LCC’s website here:

Community feedback is instrumental to the selection process. Survey results will be reviewed by Chancellor Garcia prior to his decision.


About Lamar Community College

Founded in 1937, Lamar Community College (LCC) is a learner-centered, open enrollment, two-year postsecondary institution serving almost 1,000 students annually. Located on the golden plains of southeastern Colorado, LCC is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution whose mission is to enrich lives through learning. Through extended campus sites in Eads, Granada, and Springfield, as well as the main campus in Lamar, LCC offers a variety of flexible learning options, including online and hybrid, to meet the needs of all students. Learn more at

About the Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, delivering more than 1,000 programs to over 125,000 students annually through 13 colleges and 35+ locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. The System Office provides leadership, advocacy and support to the colleges under the direction of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE). Join us in changing the way Colorado goes to college. Learn more at

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