Controversy Surrounds 2 of 3 Finalists for Arizona Community-College Chancellorship; Laser Pioneer Leaves Japan for Santa Barbara; Testing Service Starts Looking for New President

By ERIK LORDS, LILA GUTERMAN, and BEN GOSE

An Arizona community-college district, one of the nation's largest, has named three finalists for its chancellorship, even though two of them have been the focus of controversy in the past year.

The three candidates for the top post at the Maricopa County Community Colleges District are J. Richard Gilliland, Fred Gaskin, and Bruce H. Leslie. They are up for the job left vacant by the 1999 retirement of Paul A. Elsner, who