Pennsylvania College Chief Likely to Get Harper Post
Williams, Kendra L., Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Kendra L. Williams Daily Herald Staff Writer
The Harper College board of trustees is expected to announce the college's next president Thursday and sources have told the Daily Herald Robert Breuder of Williamsport, Penn., is likely to get the job.
Former president of the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Breuder, 53, served in that position from 1981 through the end of 1997. During his tenure, he raised teachers' salaries on average of 12.6 percent annually, bringing the faculty from the second-worst paid in Pennsylvania to the fourth-highest paid.
He also dropped the school's intercollegiate athletic program and reinstated it after 10 years while he pushed to improve the school's academic programs.
In a telephone conversation Tuesday, Breuder declined to comment on his status as Harper's presidential candidate but said he would be willing to talk Friday morning.
Four finalists for the college's top job visited the Palatine campus early last month for interviews with faculty, staff, students and community members. …