The search to find the new Dean of Academic Affairs at Moberly Area Community College is over. The college hosted three finalists for the position last week, and Matt Crist, who has been serving as the interim Dean of Academic Affairs, has accepted the position. College President Dr. Jeff Lashley, says Crist brings a good deal of experience to the post.

Lashley calls the position one of the most important at the college.

Crist’s appointment will go to the Board of Trustees at their December meeting and he will officially assume the role of Dean of Academic Affairs on January 1. Crist was named interim Dean in August, following Dr. Jackie Fischer’s decision to move closer to her home.