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Luna Community College, Vice-President of Instruction and Student Services (Las Vegas, NM)

Vice-President of Instruction and Student Services (Las Vegas, NM)

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Luna Community College (Luna) in Las Vegas, New Mexico, seeks an enthusiastic and visionary leader to be the next Vice-President of Instruction and Student Services. At Luna, the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services serves as the Chief Academic Officer, the Chief Student Services Officer, the accreditation liaison and as a member of the President’s Executive Leadership Team.  This VP provides leadership for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of credit and noncredit programs, student services systems, institutional assessment and compliance and employee development.

Through a broad range of academic, career technical, professional education and athletic programs, Luna is dedicated to providing accessible, innovative and integrated learning experiences that prepare students to compete at the forefront of their chosen fields and to lead in their communities. Luna has adopted the following four guiding principles to promote collegiality, respect and dignity among staff and students.

Demonstrate integrity, excellence and resilience.

Demonstrate collaboration, empathy and community.

Demonstrate innovation and creativity.

Demonstrate diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Founded in 1969, Luna’s main campus is located on the lower slopes of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range overlooking historic Las Vegas, New Mexico, a college town with all the amenities, from exclusive restaurants and live entertainment to high-speed fiber and Walmart. Luna has three additional campuses, one in Springer, one in Santa Rosa, and one in Mora. This northeastern New Mexico region is the Gateway to Outdoor Activities like hunting and fishing, mountain and road biking, hiking, camping, and skiing, within easy cycling and driving distance of five ski resorts, numerous state parks and two national forests. The community is host to a wide variety of television and film productions each year, as well as car shows, motorcycle rallies and film festivals.

Luna is a Hispanic Serving Institution and the only community college in the multicultural northeastern New Mexico region. Luna has approximately 1,000 undergraduate students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. Luna provides dual credit instruction to high schools located in San Miguel, Mora, Guadalupe and  Colfax counties, as well as others in surrounding counties. All campuses are governed by a Board of Trustees elected from the service area. Luna is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to grant certificates, associate of applied science, associate of arts, and associate of science degrees and operates within the New Mexico Department of Higher Education guidelines. In recent years, Luna has also made significant investments in employee compensation and increased the total number of full-time employees.

Essential Functions

The Vice President for Instruction and Student Services

  • Has responsibility and accountability for the transparent leadership of all academic and student services operations.
    • Leads a multifunctional, integrated team consisting of
      • Five academic divisions:
        • 1)Allied Health/Public Service;
        • 2)Business & Education;
        • 3)Career and Technical Education;
        • 4)Nursing;
        • 5)STEM/Humanities
      • Seven student services divisions:
        • 1)Academic and Career Planning (includes Library, Student Center, Adult Basic Ed);
        • 2)Distance Learning;
        • 3)Financial Aid;
        • 4)Registrar;
        • 5)Non-credit Training;
        • 6)Rough Rider Community (includes satellite campus supervision, admissions, community education);
        • 7)Rough Rider Mentorship and Summer Programming.
    • Initiates research concerning the educational needs of the community and uses findings in projecting needs, scheduling classes, and supporting curriculum development and revision.
    • Is responsible for the growth and development of all non-credit, instructional programs.
    • Oversees student learning assessment and program review, including development of goals and objectives, for all academic and student services programs, maintaining high standards and constant improvement.
    • Ensures the development and enhancement of high quality student success programs and certificate and associate degree programs.
  • Provides leadership for and advises the President on all aspects of academic and student support policy.
  • Recommends to the President hiring selections, advocates for the interests and positions of faculty and student services personnel, and encourages the expansion of research and other scholarship/creative activity as appropriate to the fulfillment of the college mission.
  • Maintains an understanding of current trends for instructional and student service programs.
  • Promotes student success initiatives that positively impact retention, completion and graduation rates.
  • Oversees coordination and alignment of all student services and academic processes.
  • Provides leadership in master planning, especially as it relates to academic and student services programming.
  • Provides leadership in overall institutional effectiveness, especially as it relates to accreditation.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and assessment of the college enrollment management plan.
  • Supports the enhancement of student life and the advancement of diversity throughout the college.
  • Provides leadership, vision and direction for college accreditation activity.
  • Serves as the accreditation liaison and ensures the college remains compliant with all related policies and standards.
  • Monitors compliance with policies and procedures related to state and federal regulations.
  • Assists the President as needed in the administration of the college and serves as administrator in charge of the college in the absence of the President.
  • Makes formal and informal reports to the President, the Board, accrediting agencies, professional organizations, and governmental agencies as needed.
  • Participates with the Executive Leadership Team to develop a fiscally responsible, institutional budget consistent with the college Strategic Plan.
  • Works directly and closely with development teams to identify new sources of revenue to support existing and prospective programs.
  • Fosters a philosophy of data-driven decision making and acts on that philosophy.
  • Coordinates with the Information Technology Director and promotes the integration of technological tools that will enhance the learning environment.
  • Works collaboratively with the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, Directors, and students to effectively resolve instructional or student services issues or concerns.
  • Maintains institutional documents, including but not limited to annual catalog, enrollment management plan, faculty credentials manual.

Knowledge and Skills

The successful candidate must possess the intellectual vision and energy necessary to lead the college on its journey towards excellence. The successful candidate must possess the ability to motivate and collaborate with college wide teams at all levels, to deepen the understanding and appreciation of the college’s core values and to demonstrate responsiveness to the needs and concerns of students, faculty and staff.  The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to interact with diverse constituencies, and skills to conduct meaningful meetings and presentations. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated history with program development and an understanding of best practices in higher education. The successful candidate will be able to manage numerous complex tasks at the same time and be able to deal with difficult situations in a timely manner. The successful candidate will be approachable, respectful of others and able to build trust and consensus in the spirit of shared governance.


  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution is required.
  • Budget management and planning experience is required.
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible supervisory and management experience in a college or university is required.
  • Experience in academic and student services administration is preferred.
  • Community college teaching experience is preferred.
  • Experience in curriculum and/or program development is preferred.

Application Process

Applicants will submit the following for review:

  1. A current resumé/vita.
  2. A detailed cover letter addressing essential functions, knowledge and skills, and qualifications (limit five pages).
  3. A list of five professional references, including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers.

The target date for applications is Friday, May 12, 2023. For additional information about the search, please visit

Application materials should be submitted electronically to:

Gold Hill Associates is assisting with this search. For additional information, nominations, or confidential inquiries, contact Dr. Walter Nolte,, (307-262-2576) or Dr. Preston Pulliams, President/CEO, Gold Hill Associates,, (503-704-3425).

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College of Southern Nevada, Vice President of Student Affairs search (Las Vegas, Nevada)

College of Southern Nevada, Campus Vice President - North Las Vegas




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The College of Southern Nevada is seeking applications for the Vice President of Student Affairs position. The Vice President of Student Affairs reports to the College President and provides leadership and supervision for Student Affairs Associate Vice Presidents, Directors, and other appropriate staff in the planning and implementing of student support services. The Vice President of Student Affairs works with the CSN President and other vice presidents to:

  • Evaluate proposals, programs, and
  • Develop and monitor annual Student Affairs
  • Work with faculty leadership, including department chairs and other staff, on shared governance and program development
  • Work with Student Affairs and Center for Academic and Professional Excellence staff to develop a comprehensive staff development
  • Provide direction for the development of planning
  • Review student data: analyze program strategies, guide staff in the development of program strategies, allocate
  • Monitor project development and
  • Evaluate and make decisions on major facility projects, major program expansion or direction, major college expenditures, and reassignment of personnel.
  • Work with the President and SVP of Finance to develop a budget, this includes reviewing funding requests.
  • Determine new or revised personnel. Allocate funds for positions and delete where funding reduction is applicable.
  • Consult and collaborate with faculty leadership to develop committees.
  • Work with department chairs and other faculty and staff to develop student
  • Fund and direct staff to develop and participate in quality staff development


The College of Southern Nevada is a comprehensive, multi-campus community college and the largest and most ethnically diverse institution of higher education in the state of Nevada. The college is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) by the U.S. Department of Education. CSN is one of four community colleges within the Nevada System of Higher Education, including two universities, a state college, and a research institute.

Founded in 1971, CSN is the largest college in the state, operating in over 50 locations, including three main campuses and eight

learning centers in Clark County, covering over 8,000 square miles. CSN educates more than 50,000 students annually in credit, non-credit and workforce development programs. Three of every four students attend part-time, 57 percent are female, and nearly two-thirds are students of color. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, CSN offers educational opportunities in more than 70 academic programs featuring more than 180 degrees and certificates (26 degrees and certificates available entirely online), including nine bachelor’s degrees.



Dr. Federico Zaragoza was named the President of the College of Southern Nevada in 2018, becoming the first Hispanic leader of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s largest institution and one of the largest multi-campus higher education institutions in the country, with enrollments of approximately 50,000 students. Under his leadership, Achieving

the Dream designated CSN as a national Leader College of Distinction in 2019. Dr. Zaragoza is the principal spokesperson for the college, serves on various state and national committees and commissions, and has received numerous awards — including the Ohtli Award – the highest honor bestowed by the Government of Mexico to individuals and organizations whose work has empowered the Mexican diaspora and helped to “open the path” for the new Mexican American and Latino generations.

He received the Education Brillante Award from the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), and the Texas Association of Community Colleges Carl Nelson Leadership Award. Dr. Zaragoza serves on numerous boards, including the American Association of Community Colleges, the Las Vegas Urban Chamber, and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Board of Governors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, a Master’s degree in Adult and Vocational Education, an (ED.S) Educational Specialist degree in Industrial and Technical Education from the University of Wisconsin– Stout, and a Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.



The CSN Charleston Campus is located in Las Vegas, on a 76-acre parcel, and has 743,000 square feet of academic, student service, and support space. The Charleston campus is home to the Ralph & Betty Engelstad School of Health Sciences, which houses cardio-respiratory sciences, nursing, surgical technology, and sonography. Dental assisting and hygiene programs and a state-of-the-art veterinary nursing program are located on this campus alongside general education classrooms and science labs. Executive administration, the CSN Foundation, and Human Resources are also located on this campus. In addition, a new student union opened in the fall 2019 semester, which includes a food court, meeting rooms, study space, courtyards, student government offices, advising offices, a multicultural center, and other student services. The campus location is home to unique partnerships with Clark County Library District, KNPR, southern Nevada’s public radio station, and City of Las Vegas Fire Station 6, which also serves as a learning laboratory.

Located adjacent to Bonanza High School, the Charleston Campus houses CSN High School West, a collaboration with the Clark County School District that ranks among the highest-achieving schools in the nation.


The CSN North Las Vegas Campus is located on a 71-acre parcel with 612,000 square feet of academic, student service, and support space. Unique features of the campus include the only planetarium in Southern Nevada, the Nicholas J. Horn Performing Arts Center, Fine Arts Gallery, and the CSN recreation center, home to the women’s volleyball team and the newly formed men’s and women’s basketball teams. In addition, a new student union opened in the fall 2019 semester, which includes a food court, meeting rooms, study space, courtyards, student government offices, advising offices, a multicultural center, and other student services. This was CSN’s first campus location in the Las Vegas Valley, established in 1971.

Featured academic programs at this campus include automotive technology, hospitality and gaming, early childhood education, information technology and music, general education classrooms, and science labs. Our student-run restaurant, Russell’s, as well as financial services and print services, are located on this campus. The North Las Vegas Campus houses CSN High School East, a collaboration with the Clark County School District that ranks among the highest-achieving schools in the nation.


The CSN Henderson Campus is located on 72 acres and includes 218,554 square feet of building space. This campus features a variety of general education courses and specialized classes in fields such as air conditioning, aviation, welding, and police training. It is also home to the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy, and the Morse Stadium and Lied Sports Complex, used by CSN’s national championship baseball and softball teams. Solar panel arrays on many of the buildings on this campus showcase CSN’s commitment to green initiatives. In addition, a new student union opened in the fall 2019 semester, which includes a food court, meeting rooms, study space, courtyards, student government offices, advising offices, a multicultural center, and other student services. A new 73,000-square foot health and science building that will be operated in partnership with Nevada State College opened in fall 2021.


Clark County Community College opened its doors to 402 southern Nevada students in August 1971, and enrollment grew rapidly. By the early 1990s, more than 20,000 students studied at what was then called the Community College of Southern Nevada. In 2007, the name was changed to the College of Southern Nevada to reflect the addition of niche bachelor’s degrees. Today, CSN serves more than 50,000 students across the Las Vegas Valley annually. Each of CSN’s campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson cover more than 70 acres, with other sites and centers throughout southern Nevada. CSN specializes in two-year degrees, niche bachelor’s degrees, and workforce development that lead directly to high-demand careers or transfer to a university. The College has become an economic force within the region, with an estimated $1.2 billion annual impact.


CSN provides a grounded education based on real-world applications for real life. An academic curriculum, diverse programs and hands-on teaching delivery allow students to learn and apply practical solutions for their

educational success and personal growth. The College provides excellence in teaching with an innovative, student-centered education through active learning and appropriate technology. The faculty steps outside traditional approaches, consistently demonstrating an adventurous

and entrepreneurial spirit, while the facilities reflect the College’s commitment to the latest technology. CSN provides access for all

to higher education, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or economic barriers. The College community welcomes a wide range of students, faculty, and staff.


 The College of Southern Nevada empowers our students and communities to achieve, succeed, and prosper. Situated in the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area, CSN’s mission ensures the College serves the diverse educational needs of the communities and businesses within the southern Nevada service area. An Institutional Advisory Council helps link the College to the community it serves and anticipate regional educational trends. The council, comprised

of community and business leaders, provides input on College operations to the College President and state higher education officials. The College’s Division of Workforce and Economic Development helps meet the training needs of Southern Nevada’s workforce and employers. The Division is an entrepreneurial and self-supporting arm of CSN that works with the region’s business and key industry sectors to assess, design, and implement customized curricula and training programs. It also provides services to students, employers, employees, and adult learners seeking education opportunities, new skills, and career advancement. CSN is a growing and influential network that enables students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to advance personally, professionally, and intellectually. Its vibrant network of people and programs creates lifelong benefits for all students. As the communities of southern Nevada continue to grow in population and diversity, CSN’s commitment is to remain highly accessible to serve the diverse needs of an increasing population.


The selected candidate will discover an environment where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with optimal quality of life in a locale with abundant opportunities for work and play. Las Vegas has drawn millions of visitors and trillions of dollars in wealth to southern Nevada, and the economy is on the rise. Named the No. 11! “Best City to Start a Business” by Forbes in 2014. Las Vegas is an excellent base camp for outdoor recreation. Popular nearby hiking and rock-climbing spots include Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Red Rock Canyon, the National Conservation Area, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, and Valley of Fire State Park. Residents enjoy pleasant suburban communities, including the cities of North Las Vegas and Henderson, world-class restaurants, and beautiful parks. Las Vegas features an ultra-reasonable cost of living, with affordable prices on everything from housing to utilities to groceries, compared to most major cities nationwide. Thanks to its mild winters and ample sunshine, Las Vegas appeals to a variety of age groups, from retirees to millennials. There are plenty of kid-friendly activities available to keep families busy, including Springs Preserve, which offers family-friendly events, in addition to its museum exhibits, botanical gardens, and unique, desert-themed playgrounds. It’s all here for the higher education professional prepared to step up to this key leadership role.


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a related field required Doctorate preferred.
  • 5-7 years of experience consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the position, such as Higher Education Leadership in Student Affairs, Educational Leadership, Business Administration, Public Administration or Policy.
  • Experience in policy development and
  • Working knowledge of, and experience in, workforce development career
  • Proven record of diversity initiatives. CSN is an HSI and MSI institution.
  • Experience in working with accreditation
  • Outstanding communication
  • Person hired must be collaborative and able to function across departmental lines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a multi-site community
  • Experience with the development, evaluation, and expansion of programs and degrees that meet workforce and industry needs and/or lead to seamless transfer.
  • Experience with the development, evaluation, and expansion of distance education and/or alternative modes of instructional
  • Experience with grant writing and management of grant funds.
  • Familiarity with Nevada State Higher Education policies desirable.
  • Experience promoting collaboration, diversity, multiculturalism, internationalism, and academic accountability in a community college environment in support of the college’s mission, goals, and strategies.
  • Experience in student learning outcomes assessment and data-informed program review and assessment, including budget.
  • Experience successfully collaborating with stakeholders in creating a positive work and learning environment in support of the college’s mission, goals, and strategies.
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Proven knowledge of the needs, trends, and new developments in community college student affairs and the business and industry sector. Knowledge of college governance (including the role of faculty leadership, executive management, and the Board of Regents) and the decision-making process. Knowledge of college leadership and management requirements; ability to lead and manage designated programs and services in a comprehensive community college. Knowledge of and ability to develop academic and support programs. Knowledge of policy development practices in a comprehensive community college. Knowledge of and the ability to work with external agencies, such as the NSHE institutions and K-12. Knowledge of and the ability to work with completion initiatives and Minority Serving Institutions initiatives.


Salary will be competitive and based on education and experience.


CSN provides a robust and generous benefits package. Please visit our Human Resources Page for more information.


(See page 13 of the brochure)

How to Apply

The College of Southern Nevada has retained the executive search services of Gold Hill Associates to assist in recruiting and evaluating potential candidates for the Vice President of Student Affairs position. The position description can be found at www. Submission of application materials will be accepted only by email to:


  1. A cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications exp, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and leadership philosophy
  2. A current resume/CV
  3. Copies of unofficial transcripts are required only for those selected as finalists (official transcripts are required of the finalist to whom the position is offered)
  4. Contact information for four (4) professional references (required only for those selected as finalists)

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For an approved maximum amount, travel reimbursement for allowable costs is provided for semi-finalists. Travel costs are not reimbursed if the selected finalist declines the offer of employment.


Dennis Michaelis, Ph.D. Search Consultant,
Gold Hill Associates


The College of Southern Nevada is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability (whether actual or perceived by others), religion, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran status (military status or military obligations) in the programs or activities which it operates.


Gold Hill Associates is dedicated solely to community college executive searches. Operating since 1990, Gold Hill Associates has assisted over 100 community colleges in searches for new presidents and executives. We are the country’s most comprehensive, independently owned community college executive search firm. We work in colleges nationwide, from small rural institutions to sizable urban multi-college districts. Our search procedures are effective and rely on input from all college constituencies. At all times, we respect the need for confidentiality and ensure all applicants that their application materials will be honored as such.

Austin Community College District, Chancellor, (Austin, Texas)

Austin Community College District

Chancellor, Austin Community College District; Austin, Texas

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Austin Community College District seeks an innovative, collaborative, and dynamic leader with a clear, equity-minded vision and integrity to serve as Chancellor.

The ACC Board of Trustees invites applications and nominations for the position of Chancellor to build upon the college’s momentum with forward-thinking, collaborative leadership that promotes and fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the college. This position will succeed the extraordinary leadership of Dr. Richard M. Rhodes, who, after 12 years at the college, retires on August 31, 2023. Read Dr. Rhodes’ Retirement Announcement.

Opened in 1973, Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized as a national leader in higher education for closing equity gaps, increasing completion rates, and designing advanced learning environments that set new standards.

ACC is listed among the largest colleges in the nation. It is home to a diverse community of talented educators and staff committed to each student’s success. We value community collaboration, strive for excellence, and truly believe ACC is for everyone. Recently voted by the community as the Best College/University in Central Texas, ACC serves nearly 70,000 students annually. Our students come to ACC with a wide range of academic and career goals. They live here, learn here, and work here.

The college operates 11 campuses across the region and has earned the trust of the community we serve. Following the successful completion of the 2014 General Obligation (G.O.) Bond Program, which included new state-of-the-art classrooms and training facilities, ACC passed a $770 million G.O. bond with 70 percent of the vote in 2022. Austin’s fast-paced growth has created an urgent need to develop a highly-skilled pool of talent to fill high-demand, well-paying jobs. The 2022 bond will fund new campuses located in high-growth areas strategically aimed at expanding programs to close workforce gaps.

The Chancellor of Austin Community College District serves as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the Austin Community College District under the direction of the publicly-elected governing Board of Trustees.

1. Board Relations. Policy Development and Compliance.

  • Works with the Board of Trustees in the review of existing policies, development of new policies as needed, and ensuring compliance with all existing policies which guide ACC District’s operations.
  • Ensures that ACC District’s procedures, guidelines, and training are sufficient to result in compliance with Board Policies.
  • Advises the Board of Trustees on policy development and review.
  • Works with the Board of Trustees to prepare a Strategic Master Plan, including academic, facilities, and operational components.
  • Submits annual updates to the Strategic/Master Plan and an annual budget for review and approval by the Board of Trustees.
  • Makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees for the adoption of instructional programs and other educational and community services.
  • Works with the Board of Trustees in developing and implementing legislative and institutional advancement strategies.
  • Provides executive leadership in the development and achievement of the vision and goals of the college’s Student Success Initiatives.
  • Ensures compliance with all District, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and other specialized program accreditation agencies, and local/state/federal statutes relevant to the operations of the District.
  • Communicates with the Board of Trustees to ensure they are informed about issues that affect governance, internal issues that may become media issues and that board members can champion.
  • Provides a timely flow of information to the Board of Trustees for specific information.
  • Creates a climate of trust and honest communications.

2. Visioning, Strategic Planning, and Resource Allocation.

  • Ensures strategic plans encompass technologies and innovation for the future.
  • Ensures sound fiscal practices and expands the fiscal resources of ACC District.
  • Ensures alignment and integration of the Strategic/Master Plan with college operations and the annual operating budget.
  • Administers the budget, including all Capital Improvement Programs and acquisition of real property as authorized by the Board of Trustees, in a transparent and effective manner.
  • Creates, maintains, and shares with the Trustees a communication plan for community outreach and engagement on issues that affect the public.
  • Directs the ACC Foundation, in cooperation with the Foundation Board of Directors, in the achievement of its strategic plan.

3. District Operations Leadership.

  • Ensures that administrative personnel, faculty, and staff are aware of ACC District policies, procedures, and strategic goals.
  • Ensures that leaders within the organization are well-trained and provided with the data necessary to support decision-making in alignment with ACC District’s goals.
  • Models and sustains effective Servant-Leadership and Shared Governance practices, which enhance the achievement of the Strategic/Master Plan goals of the institution.

4. Academic and Student Success.

  • Evaluates student retention, persistence, and completion on a regular basis.
  • Ensures that faculty and staff have the data needed to assist in formulating improvement plans and strategies.
  • Partners with educational institutions, community organizations and agencies, and employer partners to improve student support, degree/certificate achievement, continuing education, university transfer/baccalaureate completion, and employment.
  • Develops and shares plans with the trustees to increase enrollment in all areas.
  • Promotes an evidence-based culture of accountability and implementation of best practices, innovation, and continuous quality improvement of instruction and student support services.

5. Faculty and Staff Leadership and Management.

  • Develops and sustains a high-performing executive leadership team.
  • Ensures effective employee recruitment evaluation and professional development processes are in place.
  • Promotes and sustains a healthy institutional climate of mutual respect and quality high standards of performance for all faculty and staff in achieving high levels of student success across all cohort groups.

6. Community, Business, and Industry.

  • Ensures that through sound and collaborative partnerships, the needs of higher education and ISD partners, as well as business, industry and community partners are met and continuously maintained.
  • Represents the college to external agencies and organizations.
  • Partners with the ACC District Board of Trustees on key community meetings and events.

Attributes & Experience

The successful candidate must be a person of vision and integrity, who fosters openness, trust, and confidence within the college and the community at large. This person must have a commitment to the community college movement and the ability to create and advance the vision and Strategic Plan goals and priorities of the college.


The following attributes are important for the next Chancellor of Austin Community College:

  1. Clear understanding of the role of the Board of Trustees and a commitment to having an effective and transparent working partnership with ACC Board of Trustees.
  2. Commitment to student access and success, while serving diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning communities. Have demonstrated results to show the effectiveness of actions.
  3. Proven ability to build a culture of collaboration to ensure broad consensus regarding the direction of the college.
  4. Effectively communicate to the college`s various interest parties with divergent perspectives and interests.
  5. Develop and maintain critical partnerships throughout the region and state, including industries, K-12, other higher educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and other career-oriented organizations.
  6. Possess the emotional intelligence and dedication to foster a collegial environment to enhance the college`s faculty and staff morale.
  7. Commitment to ensure that solid evidence/data on student outcomes and the college`s effectiveness are collected and acted upon.
  8. Commitment to improving student access and success by establishing comprehensive wrap around services and support programs.
  9. Build, train, and support effective administrative teams that are accountable and competent.
  10. Commitment to developing a college vision supported by implementing an effective inclusive strategic planning effort.
  11. Cultivate effective relationships with elected officials and governmental agencies.
  12. Work with the community on career and technical education and workforce development programs and initiatives.
  13. Manage large bond projects and execute inclusive facility planning.
  14. Manage large budgets and ensure that the college has sufficient resources into the future for its fiscal health and sustainability.


The following experiences are important for the next Chancellor of Austin Community College:

  1. Possess a demonstrated record of successful senior leadership, with experience sufficient to warrant the respect and confidence of the college`s wide range of interested parties.
  2. Possess a terminal degree (PhD, EdD, JD).
  3. Experience at a large metropolitan community college is preferred but not required.
  4. Understand the unique strengths and challenges facing a large metropolitanurban multi-campus community college.
  5. Foster a sense of community and belonging to support faculty and staff in achieving the college’s mission of student success by being an approachable leader.
  6. Possess a true dedication to the community college mission.

How to Apply

Please review the full job description and submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2023.  The following (3) documents are required for your application submission.  All (3) documents must be received for your application to be considered.

1. Letter of application – clearly address opportunities and challenges, and how your experience and professional qualifications prepare you to serve as Chancellor of Austin Community College District (not to exceed 5 pages).

2. Current resume – include email address and cell phone number.

3. A reference list – include names, business telephone numbers, and email addresses of 8 references: 2 supervisors (past or current), 2 direct reports (past or current), 2 peers (past or current), and 2 faculty members (past or current).

It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload and email all required documents to Dr. Preston Pulliams at

This is a confidential process that will be handled by the Gold Hill Associates search firm.

For inquiries and nominations, contact:

Dr. Preston Pulliams
(503) 704-3425

Search Process

The ACC Board of Trustees works with the executive search firm of Gold Hill Associates to establish the ACC Search Advisory Committee comprised of key stakeholders, including Trustees; faculty, staff, and students; business and community leaders; and ISD partners. View members of ACC’s Chancellor Search Advisory Committee here

Process Steps

STEP 1: Apply — Submit application by 11:59 p.m. April 7, 2023.

STEP 2: Candidate Pool Identified — The executive search firm, Gold Hill Associates, identifies a diverse group of qualified individuals to be evaluated by the ACC Chancellor Search Advisory Committee.

STEP 3: Committee Review — The ACC Search Advisory Committee reviews application materials and recommends candidates for first round of virtual interviews.

STEP 4: Virtual Interviews — Candidates invited to virtual interviews with Search Advisory Committee.

STEP 5: Reference/Background Checks — Search firm obtains professional references and background checks are conducted.

STEP 6: In-Person Interviews — Short-list of candidates identified and invited to in-person interviews with Search Advisory Committee.

STEP 7: Finalists Identified — Search Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the governing Board of Trustees.

STEP 8: Finalist(s) Forums — Finalist(s) invited to internal/external community forums.

STEP 9: Onsite College Visits — Members of the ACC Board of Trustees visit campuses of the finalists.

STEP 10: Decision/Job Offer — Board of Trustees makes selection and extends job offer.

STEP 11: Candidate Notification — Search firm notifies all other candidates.

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Grand Rapids Community College - Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (Grand Rapids, Michigan)


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Hours: 40 hours/52 weeks

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive

Reports to: President

Grand Rapids Community College invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. The Provost reports directly to the President and serves as the Chief Academic Officer with major responsibilities for strategic planning and guiding all teaching and learning aspects to support student success. The Provost also is charged with establishing the academic vision for Grand Rapids Community College in pursuit of its Mission, Vision, Values, and Ends through the contributions of the deans, associate deans, faculty, staff, and their respective systems of support.

Grand Rapids Community College has a 100-year academic excellence and a reputation as a premier transfer institution. It is nationally recognized for its liberal arts and occupational programs. With approximately 250 full-time and 400 adjunct faculty, learning opportunities are provided for more than approximately 25,000 credit, and non-credit students enrolled in transfer and occupational courses. GRCC has a physical presence that includes an eight-block downtown campus, a two-block presence known as the DeVos Campus, Leslie E. Tassell Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC), and a state-of-the-art Lakeshore campus in Holland, Michigan. Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan.


  • Provide balanced leadership to the administration, faculty, and staff of School of Business & Industry, School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, School of STEM, Student Affairs, Student Success, Teaching, Learning and Distance Education, Instructional Support, and Institutional Planning.
  • Lead and collaborate with the Academic and Student Affairs administration, faculty, and staff to establish and communicate clear conceptual expectations, principles, and guidelines for the academic vision and strategic planning.
  • Model and champion GRCC’s core values; Excellence, Diversity, Responsiveness, Innovation, Accountability, Sustainability, Respect, and Integrity.
  • Work closely with the President and other College officers to provide overall internal executive leadership to, and support for the faculty, staff, and their respective systems of support in Academic and Student Affairs through the creation, revision, and/or deletion of all policies related to Academic and Student Affairs.
  • Lead college efforts to promote and sustain a rigorous and compassionate, and learning-centered environment that supports student success in both credit and non-credit areas through collaborative decision-making and strategic planning.
  • Participate in the College’s internal leadership conversations to set College goals and formulate strategies for achieving the goals that arise from these conversations.
  • Guide the Academic Governing Council in the development and review of academic policies through collaborative decision making.
  • Oversee academic programs and curriculum development to ensure that GRCC remains current and viable in the educational community.
  • Ensure the primacy of the academic mission in all College decision-making including, but not limited to, physical and technological infrastructure, budget, fundraising, hiring, and internal and external communications.
  • Oversee enrollment management to provide a learning environment that is conducive to learning, sustainable and responsive to financial conditions and community needs.
  • Assure that college policies and procedures governing academic and student issues enhance the learning environment and reflect current needs and appropriate practices.
  • Accountable for maintaining the College’s accreditation and standing in the academic community.
  • Collaborate with the chief academic officers of area institutions, transfer institutions, intermediate school districts, regional school district superintendents, government agencies, and other community organizations to promote academic partnerships, scholarships, and resources.
  • Advocate for GRCC at public forums, including local, state and national meetings.
  • Create an inclusive environment and ensure a diverse and representative population of faculty, staff, and students through recruitment, enrollment, and retention of all target populations who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability.
  • Ensure an overall safe, secure, and appropriate learning environment for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Oversee, as an executive budget officer, the administration of the overall budget, and collaborate with the Deans to establish budget priorities for the responsible allocation of resources for academic and student affairs including instruction, academic support, and institutional research.
  • Identify new sources of revenue to support existing programs and create new programs that promote and advance the College’s mission.
  • Commit to the oversight of and following policies and procedures for performance evaluations of the College’s collective bargaining units within Academic and Student Affairs that include Faculty Association and Educational Support Professionals plus non-union staff (Meet and Confer).
  • Understand and administer the terms contracted with the College’s collective bargaining units.
  • Set direction for professional development programming for faculty, staff, and their respective support systems in Academic and Student Affairs.
  • Encourage and facilitate College service, community engagement, and experiential learning by all faculty and staff.


Education and Credentials

The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate from a regionally-accredited college or university


  • Distinguished record of a minimum of five years as a fulltime classroom faculty member in a college or university setting
  • Experience in curriculum development and design
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible supervisory and management experience in a college or university with a diverse student body
  • Experienced, creative administrator with demonstrated leadership skills needed to foster the continuing academic progress and vitality of the College
  • A record of academic and scholarly achievement sufficient to earn the respect of the academic community
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity
  • Experience in a community college is preferred (but not required)
  • Prior experience with collective bargaining in a college environment is preferred (but not required)

Skills and Mental Demands

  • Articulate with the ability to embrace and promote the Community College identity and philosophy
  • Problem solver who shows foresight and initiative as the College faces change
  • Energetic and enthusiastic with interest in helping and supporting students, staff, faculty and the general public
  • Collaborator with the ability to build trust among faculty, administration, and staff
  • Flexible and handles pressure while possessing mature judgment in regards to interruptions and change
  • Organized with the ability to manage numerous complex tasks at once
  • Professional when handling sensitive or difficult situations
  • Resilient and persistent and able to effectively manage setbacks
  • Considerate of whole systems and the implications of plans, policies, and decisions
  • Approachable and builds consensus and a shared commitment from others
  • Respectful of the talents and skills of others and creates an inclusive environment

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Working Conditions

Highly visible academic position requiring a strong presence at the College and in the community at large.


Grand Rapids Community College offers the next Provost the opportunity to be part of a unique, student-focused academic community and to build upon what already is exceptional to make it even better. Applicants must have a terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, along with a substantial leadership background. Salary considerations will be competitive.

To assure best consideration, applications should be received by March 10th. The application should include a letter of interest specifically addressing the applicant’s background in relationship to qualifications described (not more than three pages); a current résumé (or curriculum vitae); and the names of at least five professional references with each person’s position, office or home address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. All applications will remain confidential. The new Provost will assume office on or about August 7th.

The search is being assisted by Dr. Preston Pulliams, Gold Hill Associates. Nominations and applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to

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Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment. GRCC creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, height, weight, national origin, disability, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.

Wor-Wic Community College Presidential Search (Salisbury, Maryland)

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The Wor-Wic Community College board of trustees invites nominations and applications for the position of president of Wor-Wic Community College. Dr. Ray Hoy will retire effective June 30, 2023, after serving for 23 years as the second president of the college.

Wor-Wic empowers a diverse population of students to achieve success by delivering high-quality, affordable education, professional training, workforce development opportunities and comprehensive student services that strengthen economic growth and improve the quality of life on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Founded in 1975, Wor-Wic is a public community college located on a beautiful 200-acre campus in Salisbury, Maryland. Wor-Wic serves the residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties and enrolled more than 7,000 students (3,355 credit and 4,038 non-credit) in FY 2022.

Wor-Wic offers credit programs that lead to a certificate, associate degree or transfer to a four-year college or university, as well as workforce development courses and seminars to help students prepare for a new career, upgrade existing job skills and provide opportunities for self-improvement. The college partners with area businesses, industries, agencies and organizations to strengthen workforce skills by providing customized training for their employees.

The next president of Wor-Wic should be an innovative and entrepreneurial leader focused on helping students reach their educational goals. The college seeks a president who is committed to the community college mission, who will champion its strategic priorities, and who will lead the college with a clear vision for the future.


Wor-Wic has many opportunities and challenges requiring specific skills and experience in its next president.
They are as follows:

  1. Commitment to student access and success, while serving diverse, inclusive and equitable learning communities, and having demonstrated results to show the effectiveness of actions.
  2. Ability to engage faculty, staff and students regarding college policies and procedures, support services, and strategic planning.
  3. Commitment to shared governance, transparency and open communication.
  4. Dedication to fostering a collegial environment to enhance college faculty and staff morale.
  5. Ability to develop and maintain critical partnerships throughout the region and state, including K-12, higher education institutions, local and state governments, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and other career-oriented organizations.
  6. Ability to work effectively with the college’s foundation to achieve fund-raising goals.
  7. Dedication to working with the community on career and technical education and workforce development programs and initiatives.


Expected Leadership Qualities:

  1. Demonstrated record of successful executive leadership, with experience sufficient to warrant the respect and confidence of the college’s wide range of stakeholders.
  2. Ability to listen effectively and engage all stakeholders.
  3. Understands the unique strengths and challenges facing a small, rural community college that serves a diverse multi-county area.
  4. Ability to maintain and sustain a culture of trust, accountability, vision, inclusiveness and equity.
  5. Manages current fiscal resources effectively and efficiently, while providing leadership in the face of competing financial priorities and funding shortfalls. Ensures the college has sufficient resources into the future for its fiscal health and sustainability.
  6. Recognizes the current strengths of the college and builds on those strengths as it faces enrollment and funding challenges.
  7. Fosters a sense of community and belonging to support faculty and staff in achieving the college’s mission of student success by being an approachable leader.
  8. Builds support at the local, state and federal levels to benefit the college.
  9. Demonstrated ability to fundraise and collaborate with donors and legislators to obtain financial support for the college.
  10. Leads with integrity and fosters collegiality, trust and respect.
  11. Ability to understand implications of federal, state and local legislation as it pertains to higher education.


President’s Minimum Requirements:

  1. A master’s degree earned from an accredited college or university (doctorate preferred).
  2. Minimum of seven years of senior executive and team leadership experience, preferably in a higher education institution.


President’s Preferred Requirements:

  1. Experience in community college teaching, workforce development and/or student services preferred.
  2. Experience in aligning budgets with strategic goals, allocating resources effectively and setting financial priorities.

Application Procedures:

To ensure full consideration, you are required to submit:

  1. A cover letter addressing the position (maximum of five pages),
  2. A current resume or CV, and
  3. The contact information for five professional references (past or present).

Submit the required documents via the “Apply” button by Friday, March 31, 2023, for priority consideration.

Bay College, Presidential Search (Escanaba, Michigan)


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The Bay de Noc Community College Board of Trustees invites nominations and applications for the position of President of Bay de Noc Community College to replace Dr. Laura Coleman, who will retire as President effective June 30, 2023, after serving as the fifth and longest-serving President in Bay College’s 60-year history.

Bay College was established in 1962 and is a rural, public community college with two campuses located in south-central Upper Peninsula: Main Campus in Escanaba, Michigan and West Campus in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Bay College, an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction, offers multiple transfer degrees and a variety of workforce and short-term training programs, community education classes, and provides services to the community. The College contributes to the Upper Peninsula’s vitality as a proactive leader in workforce development, educational partnerships, and cultural events.

The south-central Upper Peninsula (U.P.) is located on the north shore of Lake Michigan and offers many natural amenities, coupled with a moderate cost of living to provide a vibrant quality of life. Hospitals, quality schools, libraries, YMCAs, art centers and museums, airports, and state and local parks are community assets. Bay College Main Campus is located in Delta County, the region’s leading manufacturing epicenter with a rich history of stable and healthy business climate. Bay College West Campus is located in Dickinson County, a smaller micropolitan area that also serves border areas in Wisconsin and has a significantly high manufacturing presence with growing work force needs.

The next President of Bay College must be willing to make a long-term commitment to the region, should demonstrate ethical, innovative, and transparent leadership while focusing on student success, and should demonstrate commitment to the community college mission. In addition, the College seeks a President who champions the priorities of the College and fosters an environment that encourages collaboration and partnerships.

Bay College has several opportunities and challenges that will require specific experience and skills from the next President:

  • Commitment to increase student success by establishing, strengthening, and supporting initiatives that effectively serve diverse, equitable, inclusive, and belonging learning communities
  • Experience or commitment to work with the community on career and technical education and workforce development programs and initiatives.
  • Dedication to foster a collegial environment to enhance college faculty and staff morale.
  • Commitment to work with and seek input from faculty, staff and students regarding college policies, services, and strategic planning.
  • Recognize the importance of strengthening professional development opportunities for faculty and staff that will foster campus leadership.
  • Recognize the impact of accreditation and licensure endorsements on programs, resources, faculty and staff.
  • Forward-thinking ability to recognize opportunities for advancing the College’s mission and develop creative approaches to achieve strategic goals.
  • Understand how to proactively market the College`s brand throughout its service areas.
  • Ability to develop and maintain critical partnerships throughout the region, including K-12, higher education institutions, employers, not-for-profit organizations, and other career-oriented organizations.
  • Ability to work effectively with the College’s Foundation to achieve the Foundation’s fundraising goals.
  • Commitment to encourage an environment of openness and transparency.

Expected Leadership Qualities:

  • Work effectively with the Board of Trustees.
  • Effective communication skills to proactively engage all stakeholders with clear and persuasive speech, writing, and presentations; and the ability to listen actively and seek feedback.
  • Builds relationships and advocates at the local, state, and federal levels to benefit the College
  • Manages current financial resources effectively and efficiently, while providing leadership in the face of competing financial priorities and funding pressures. Ensures the College has sufficient resources into the future for its fiscal health and sustainability.
  • Demonstrates the ability to build community support, fundraise and work with donors and legislators to meet financial needs of the College.
  • Recognizes the current strengths of the College and builds on those strengths while addressing enrollment and funding challenges.
  • Understands the unique strengths and challenges facing a small, multi-campus rural community college.
  • Fosters a deep sense of community and belonging to support faculty, staff and students in achieving the College’s mission of student success by being an approachable leader.
  • Addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion by actively promoting and supporting a learning and working environment that ensures mutual respect and civility.

President’s Minimum Requirements:

  • A master’s degree earned from an accredited college or university (doctorate preferred).
  • Minimum of five years of senior executive and team leadership experience, preferably in an educational institution.

President’s Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in community college teaching and/or student services.
  • Experience in aligning budgets with strategic goals, allocating resources effectively, and setting financial priorities.

Application Process:

Nominations and applications will be received until the position is filled. Application materials should be received no later than March 1, 2023, to ensure full consideration.

The following documents are required to submit your application:

  1. A letter of application that succinctly addresses the opportunities and challenges identified, and how your experience and professional qualifications prepare you to serve the needs of Bay College (not to exceed 5 pages).
  2. A current resume including an email address and cell phone number.
  3. A reference list with the names, business telephone numbers, and email addresses of eight references: two supervisors (past or present), two direct reports (past or present), two peers (past or present), and two faculty members (past or present).

These three (3) documents will be the only application information presented to the Search Committee.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload and email all required documents to

Dr. Preston Pulliams at

This search is a Gold Hill Associates assisted search.  If you have any questions or nominations, please contact Dr. Preston Pulliams at 503.704.3425 or or Dr. Kate Hetherington at 410.916.1290 or

This is a confidential process and will be handled accordingly throughout its various stages.

For additional information about the application process, please contact:

Beth Berube, Director of Human Resources
Bay College
Phone: 906.217.4036


Pending College Executive Job Searches

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Please contact Gold Hill Associates with any questions regarding College President Job Searches.