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Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®), President, Westshore Campus (Westlake, OH)

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®)
President, Westshore Campus

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Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) seeks a new Westshore Campus President; a visionary who is a collaborative leader and who has the background and experience to lead the campus as a valued member of the local community, as well as Northeast Ohio. The Campus President is the chief executive of a diverse, inclusive, and equally accessible campus in a multicultural urban environment and reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost, Access, Learning & Success as well as the College President. The Westshore Campus President also provides College-wide leadership to multicampus programs and initiatives.

The successful candidate should possess the following strengths:

  • Strong commitment to student-centered learning to ensure access, equity, completion and student success
  • Record of success in finances, budget, resource generation and planning
  • Passion for career and technical education, liberal arts, transfer programs and workforce credit training
  • Understanding of the role remedial education has in the community college environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and successfully with unions representing several of the College’s employee groups
  • Understanding of the role of educational opportunities in a multicultural, urban environment
  • Passion for fostering a diverse learning environment for students, faculty, and staff
  • Commitment to innovative support and services to students of color, adult learners and Pell Grant-eligible students
  • Successful experience in board relations; strategic planning and institutional assessment
  • Ability to foster open communication and inclusivity
  • Ability to develop, lead and implement student success initiatives

Job Description and Application Process

The favorable candidate should also demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities of an accomplished campus president:

  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of higher education theories, concepts, and practices
  • Possess an understanding of a large urban educational environment
  • Possess current understanding of the unique strengths of and challenges facing community colleges and an appreciation for its modern-day students
  • Possess an understanding of the complexity of working in a multi-site, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to develop and implement a vision for the campus that leverages its strengths and provides a strong programmatic identity within the context of the Cuyahoga Community College brand
  • Demonstrated record of working as part of a successful executive team in a large, multi-campus educational institution
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to student success and to enhancing teaching and learning
  • Ability to establish mutually beneficial ties within the industry, including partnerships with four-year institutions and the local community
  • Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, staff and faculty throughout the College and with external partners while demonstrating a servant leadership focus
  • Ability to effectively maintain relationships with political leaders at the local, state and national levels
  • Must be open-minded, an enthusiastic creative thinker and problem-solver

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience including:
    • Teaching in higher education
    • Executive-level leadership and administration
    • Successfully meeting accreditation and/or compliance standards
    • Developing and managing budgets
    • Effectively developing strategies and making decisions that have significant, broad implications on the management and operations of a college division (or equivalent business area)
    • Effectiveness requiring dynamic and analytical problem-solving methods in a variety of situations
    • Working as part of a successful executive team in a large, multi-campus educational institution
    • Fundraising and/or grant writing and grant administration

Benefits of Employment

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical and dental plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Standard and supplemental life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability plans
  • Retirement plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick, personal, holiday, consulting)
  • Wireless stipend
  • Remission of fees

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed immediately and the process will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply directly to Cuyahoga Community College through the online system found at To ensure priority consideration, materials should be received by Friday, April 15, 2022. Go to to apply.

Candidates should be prepared to submit the following documents as MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments:

(1) a cover letter that addresses the Job Description, Qualifications and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities;
(2) a current resume; and
(3) name and contact information of three professional references.

Please direct inquiries and nominations to:

Preston Pulliams, President
Gold Hill Associates
1065 Stigger Road
Jackson, MS 39209
[email protected]

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®), Ohio’s first community college, opened in September 1963. Since then more than 1 million individuals have attended Tri-C. Offering both credit and noncredit courses, as well as certificate programs in most career fields, the College prepares students to prosper in the new global economy. More than 85% of Tri-C’s graduates live and work in the region.

More than 1,000 credit courses are offered each semester in more than 200 career and technical programs. Tri-C also grants short-term certificates, certificates of proficiency, and post-degree professional certificates. More than 600 noncredit workforce and professional development courses are offered each year. Tri-C students at four campuses and at numerous off-campus sites strategically located throughout the county.

Cuyahoga Community College has been recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 150 Community College for 2021. The biennial honor, which recognizes high achievement and performance in student outcomes, is the nation’s signature recognition for community colleges.

Cuyahoga Community College Westshore Campus

Cuyahoga Community College Westshore Campus opened in January 2011 as the College’s fourth campus to meet the needs of Cuyahoga County’s Westshore communities. The campus serves 15 ZIP codes with more than 318,000 residents, representing more than 11 percent of the College’s enrollment.

The campus is composed of the Health Careers and Sciences building, which opened in 2011, and the Liberal Arts and Technology building, which opened in 2019. While the first building focuses on health careers and sciences, the original academic plan called for a variety of degrees over time and enough land to accommodate a seven-building campus plan of more than 900,000 square feet and serving more than 7,000 students. The Westshore Campus
demonstrates its strong commitment to sustainability with LEED Gold and Silver buildings.

The Westshore Campus is a transfer-focused campus with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical (STEMM) and Associate of Arts and Science programs and degrees with a robust College Credit Plus population. The campus provides centralized services for students to complete associate degrees for transfer to four-year institutions or earn certificates and degrees leading to careers in business, emergency medical technology and
health, as well as courses in liberal arts, business, IT, engineering, nursing, creative arts, English as a second language and other subject areas. The campus houses 12 different labs, including science, engineering, IT and health career labs (featuring a human patient simulator and an Anatomage Table advanced anatomy visualization system) as well as an outdoor learning lab.

The campus offers a full array of student services, including a one-stop student services area, the Technology Learning Center, a library, food service and dedicated amenities for both veterans and honor students.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Our underlying mission, vision, and values guide us in our work and our service.

To provide high-quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services — including university transfer, technical and lifelong learning programs —that promote individual development and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community.

Cuyahoga Community College will be recognized as an exemplary teaching and learning community that fosters service and student success. The College will be a valued resource and leader in academic quality, cultural enrichment, and economic development characterized by continuous improvement, innovation, and community responsiveness.

To successfully fulfill the mission and vision, Cuyahoga Community College is consciously committed to diversity, integrity, academic excellence, and the achievement of individual and institutional goals. We are dedicated to building trust, respect, and confidence among our colleagues, students, and the community.

Cuyahoga Community College
2500 E 22nd St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Muskegon Community College, Presidential Search (Muskegon, Michigan)

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Tracking Code 485-262

Job Description

Named the 19th Best Community College in the U.S. in 2021, Muskegon offers accredited academic programs leading to 54 associate degrees and 32 certificates. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, MCC’s nationally recognized commitment to student success unites its faculty and staff in their mission to prepare students, build communities and improve lives.

One of Michigan’s most picturesque community colleges, the Muskegon main campus building – an award-winning Alden Dow design – spans Four Mile Creek on a 15-acre sylvan setting. The campus boasts several new multimillion-dollar facilities – the Health and Wellness Center, the Science Center, and the Art and Music Building – and includes University Park Golf Course and the Carr-Fles Planetarium. The Sturrus Technology Center in historic downtown Muskegon is home to state-of-the-art applied technology offerings, the Rooks|Sarnicola Entrepreneur Center, and the Lakeshore Fab Lab.

Living in Muskegon County

Muskegon County residents enjoy 26 miles of sugar-sand beaches along Lake Michigan’s shoreline, as well as one of America’s only luge tracks at the Winter Sports Complex and the regionally popular Michigan’s Adventure Amusement & Water Park. An outdoor recreation hub with three state parks and swimming, fishing, and boating on its many lakes and rivers, the Muskegon area offers dynamic downtown and beachfront restaurant and entertainment venues. The Muskegon Farmer’s Market is the second-largest in Michigan. Cruise ships dock in Muskegon, while a high-speed ferry connects the city to Milwaukee. Notable local museums range from rare art collections to an actual World War II submarine and a U.S. Navy ship used during D-Day.

The Future President

The future president of Muskegon Community College should be a passionate, innovative leader who will promote student success, be dedicated to the community college mission, and will make a long-term commitment to the region. In addition, the College is searching for a president who embraces the identified priorities of the College and demonstrates the ability to manage them for the benefit of the College and the community.


Muskegon Community College (MCC) is the fourth oldest public community college, within the State of Michigan, with a full-time equated student enrollment of approximately 2,800 and an unduplicated headcount of approximately 5,500. The College has an annual operating budget (general fund) of $39.9 million and employs approximately 220 regular full- and part-time staff as well as a significant number of adjunct faculty and student assistants.

The main campus is located on a 111-acre campus in Muskegon which includes the Hendrik Meijer Library & Information Technology Center, Bartels-Rode Gymnasium, Frauenthal Foundation Fine Arts Center (including the Overbrook Theater and Art Gallery), Stevenson Center for Higher Education, Science Center, Health and Wellness Center, and Art & Music Center. MCC offers applied for technology courses at its Sturrus Technology Center, which includes the Rooks|Sarnicola Entrepreneur Institute and the Lakeshore Fab Lab, in downtown Muskegon. Classes are also offered at several locations in Ottawa and Newaygo counties.


Method of Application and Closing Date

The position will remain open until filled, with screening of applications to begin on February 25, 2022. Applications received after February 25, 2022, are not guaranteed review. Candidates will be required to submit the following for review:

  • A current and complete resume of educational, professional, and community experiences and accomplishments, particularly related to the position
  • A letter of application that specifically relates your professional experience and personal commitment to each of the items on Presidential Profile Leadership listed in this position announcement (not to exceed five pages)
  • Professional references: Contact information for a range of professional references (five minimum) to include at least one (1) former supervisor, two (2) direct reports and/or support staff, one (1) faculty member or professional associate, and one (1) student or member of the community.
  • Official transcripts will be required for employment.

For additional information please contact:

Gold Hill Associates

Dr. Preston Pulliams
Phone: 503-704-3425
[email protected]


Dr. Kate Hetherington
[email protected]  

Identified Priorities

  • Serving in a leadership role for the greater Muskegon community in valuing diversity and providing equity and inclusion while committing to help establish a community-wide environment where all are treated equitably and with respect.
  • Cultivating critical donor relationships while proactively playing a key role in the fund-raising efforts of the Muskegon Community College Foundation.
  • Being a visionary and change agent with the collaboration skills to bring others along.
  • Utilizing data and analytics, best practices, and a multi-year time horizon in planning for the College`s operations and budget.
  • Ensuring effective partnerships with the community, regional businesses, educational institutions, and K-12 school districts to meet the local workforce and educational needs.
  • Understanding barriers to student success and championing efforts to improve persistence and completion through both innovation and adoption of best practices in curriculum design and outcomes assessment.
  • Addressing the need for strengthening enrollment by assessing and implementing innovative strategies and marketing approaches to recruit and retain students.
  • Working with the other Michigan community colleges and four-year college leaders to effectively lobby local, state and federal legislators on behalf Muskegon Community College for financial support, expansion of academic programs and facilities.
  • Building and fostering an environment of innovation, excellence, trust, respect, collaboration, and engagement within a union environment.
  • Serving as a role model for the broader Muskegon community by fostering and maintaining authentic and productive relationships while also being an advocate for the College faculty, staff, and students.
  • Operating under a system of transparency, with shared governance, working with an elected Board of Trustees through policy governance.
  • Understanding the College systems, processes, culture, values, and environment and embracing these in a way to continue the College`s successes and outstanding reputation for serving the community.
  • Inspiring others through an open and transparent communication style focusing on listening and providing empowering actions aligned with the College`s mission.

Required Skills


  • Established reputation of high integrity, honesty, and trust.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide visionary leadership to engage the College community in planning, assessment and building a vibrant future.
  • Prefer a minimum of five years of senior-level administrative experience in a higher education setting (community college preferred).
  • Possess an earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university (doctorate preferred).
  • Teaching experience and/or student services experience (preferred).

Mental Demands:

☒ Detailed Work

☒ Student Contact

☒ Faculty Contact

☒ Deadline oriented

☒ Problem Situations

☒ Emergency Situations

☒ Multiple Priorities & Demands

☒ On-call availability

☒ Confidentiality

☒ Continual Interruptions

☒ Working Alone

☒ Working with Others

Physical Demands:

☒ Sitting

☒ Carrying

☒ Lifting up to 10 lbs.

☒ Talking or hearing

☒ Speak in English via Phone or In Person

☒ Close, Distance, Peripheral, and Color Vision along with Depth Perceptions

☒ Ability to Adjust and Focus

Work Environment:

☒ Normal Office environment with little, if, any, discomfort due to heat, dust, noise, and the like. Ability to travel to all campus locations required.

Muskegon Community College continues to promote staff diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. MCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, political persuasion, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age, or any other protected class in any of its educational programs, activities or employment. Minorities, women, veterans, and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.  Anyone with a disability will be reasonably accommodated by the College.  If you have a disability and need accommodation or assistance in applying for this position, please contact the Human Resources Office.

Job Location

Muskegon, United States

Position Type


Hill College, President (Hillsboro, Texas)

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Hill College, President (Hillsboro, Texas)

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The Hill College Board of Regents is seeking a leader with strong leadership and superb communication skills who will be highly committed to the following:

The President serves as the chief executive officer of Hill College and is responsible for the overall direction of the institution and for the interpretation of its purposes and goals to the broader community including liaison with other educational institutions and with local, state, and federal governments. The President is responsible for all operations of the college.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  1. An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited higher education institution.
  2. Minimum five years of executive-level administrative experience.


  1. At least ten years of experience working in or knowledge of higher education.
  2. Community college experience.

The Board of Regents seeks a leader to:

  1. Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with various community partners, and key community leaders, including elected officials and stakeholders in Hillsboro, Cleburne, Burleson, and the broader Hill College service area.
  2. Enhance and build student enrollment both within and outside the taxing district.
  3. Develop fundraising and donor relations to expand and support programs and services in the district and to increase external resources for supporting critical educational initiatives and capital projects.
  4. Demonstrate success in strategic planning, fiscal management, resource allocation, and personnel supervision.
  5. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with local school district personnel to expand dual credit opportunities within the service area.
  6. Work cooperatively with four-year university partners to enhance transfer opportunities.
  7. Support and promote intercollegiate athletics and work cooperatively with coaches and athletes.
  8. Provide strong guidance and experience with workforce and technical education needs in the Central and North Central Texas Regions.
  9. Communicate using multiple methods of communication as means of transparency for constituents being served.
  10. Build relationships with local legislators, as well as involvement at the local and state level, serving on state and local organizations and committees.
  11. Support and promote internal and external events with an emphasis on promoting student success.
  12. Promote and advance commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and quality of the campus culture.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Ability to project a positive public image.
  2. Proven results as a strong student-centered leader who promotes student success.
  3. A fiscally responsible leader.
  4. Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  5. Proven ability to lead in a crisis, communicate clearly, and maintain focus on the problems at hand.
  6. A dynamic, strategic, innovative, and visionary planner who can set priorities and align planning, assessment, and budgeting processes with the college’s mission.
  7. A collegial and passionate leader who builds connections while enhancing the college’s reputation in the local communities and state.


Salary commensurate with qualifications.

About the College

Hillsboro Junior College was one of the first public junior colleges in Texas when established in 1923. Its humble first session began with six faculty members and 52 students. In all, 87 students were officially enrolled that first year. They enjoyed an impressive new building and overwhelming community support.

Hill College is now home to three locations and a significant online enrollment. Over 30 academic and career programs, organized in four pathways, are available to students. The Hill County Campus in Hillsboro is a residential campus with nine athletic teams and strong music and performing arts presence. It is also home to the Texas Heritage Museum, Home of the Official Texas State Medal of Honor Memorial to Native-Born Texans.

The current Johnson County Campus in Cleburne was established after a local maintenance and operation tax was passed in the late 1990s. The Cleburne location is a commuter campus with both academic and technical programs. In the last few decades, the college has significantly expanded technical programs and partnerships, including opening the Cleburne Technical Center and serving as a founding member of the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).

The college’s center in Burleson opened in response to local demand in a rapidly growing community. After more than a decade in operation, a new facility will open in late 2022 resulting from a partnership between the college, local school district, and the city. Additionally, the college and school district partner to offer an Early College program for Burleson students.

Dual credit enrollment, and valuable partnerships with the 28 local school districts, continue to grow and shape the college landscape locally. University partnerships are vital to the future success of students. In 2016, Hill College became a teaching site for Texas Tech University allowing students to earn a bachelor’s degree locally in Johnson County. Through continuing education offerings, Hill College provides area employers with customized training and offers classes to help residents learn or enhance skills.

Mission Statement

Hill College provides high-quality, comprehensive educational programs and services. The college enhances the educational, cultural, and economic development of its service area and prepares individuals for a more productive life.


To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by:
May 13, 2022


To be considered for this position, submit the following:

  1. Letter of application that addresses the position profile and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve the needs of Hill College (not to exceed four [4] pages).
  2. Current resume (not to exceed six

Please do not apply for this position through the Hill College web portal. All application materials should only be sent to:
[email protected]

TIMELINE (Subject to change)

  1. May 13, 2022: Closing date for applications.
  2. May 20, 2022: A list of semi-finalists will be sent to the Board of Regents.
  3. May 24, 2022: Board of Regents approves finalists.
  4. June 6-9, 2022: On-campus interviews of finalists.
  5. June 21, 2022: Announcement of the new president by the Board of Regents.
  6. August 1, 2022: The start date for the new president.

For information about the application process and/or a copy of the complete job description, please contact:
Dr. Dennis Michaelis
[email protected]

Hill College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The college does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in the administration of its educational programs, activities, or employment policies.

Columbus State Community College; Chief Academic Officer Search (Columbus, Ohio)

Columbus State Community College 

Senior VP for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer

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The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (SVPAA) serves as the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) of the College and is the architect of academic strategy, overseeing the entire academic enterprise for the institution. With a focus on student success and program development, the SVPAA and CAO scope includes program review and improvement, accreditation and self-evaluation, assessment of student learning and advancement of student success, academic personnel decisions, budget development, enrollment management, fiscal accountability, program and curriculum development, and the encouragement and improvement of teaching and learning, both in-person and online. This position is an advocate for academic programs as the central aspect of the student experience. The SVPAA works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer to design and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies in Academic Affairs.


To assure the most favorable consideration, applications should be received by January 31, 2022, and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The SVPAA and CAO Search Committee will review applications and continue work until an appointment is made.

Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to [email protected]


▶Student Success and Pathways

Columbus State has made considerable progress in student success and completion, including improvements among students who are at risk. It has made these gains while maintaining academic rigor. The next SVPAA and CAO will work
with colleagues to improve on these already impressive results. Student success and completion are key to Ohio’s performance-based funding program. The SVPAA also will be able to collaborate with faculty and staff to refine the College’s successful Pathways effort and ensure clarity in program requirements.

▶ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Columbus State is the region’s most diverse higher education institution, creating a rich academic and co-curricular learning experience for all. Building on this strength, the new SVPAA can help lead the effort to leverage the College’s diversity and create new spaces and conversations where all members of the College and broader communities can learn from those whose backgrounds differ from their own. Working with the College’s Chief Diversity Officer, the SVPAA will implement diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies across Academic Affairs.

▶ A Dynamic Leadership Team

The SVPAA and CAO will join a cohesive, energetic leadership team, led by President David T. Harrison, Ph.D., a highly accomplished, action-oriented, and collaborative president. The team is a congenial group, driven to improve the student experience through continuous improvement. It discusses challenging topics in a candid, respectful manner and uses data and evidence wisely in reaching decisions. Levity is also common on the team, and it is obvious the members enjoy one another.

▶ Partnership with Faculty and Academic Staff

The new SVPAA and CAO will join a community of colleagues ready to work with them to craft an agenda that reflects the considerable strengths of the College’s academic programs and the disruption in higher education. Columbus state faculty and staff possess wisdom and expertise that will contribute to innovative ideas and solutions that advance academic programs and student achievement. Ensuring the continuation of academic excellence and faculty participation in the decision-making process will be particularly important. Professional development, teaching and learning, and creating a cohesive experience in a multi-campus and online environment will be important aspects of the agenda. During the early days of their service, academic colleagues will be eager to spend time with the SVPAA and offer their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges before the College. Through these conversations, the SVPAA also will learn about the exciting initiatives already underway in Academic Affairs so that they will be able to celebrate them. The SVPAA must be a strong advocate for academic programs.

The new academic officer will be able to open a dialogue with the Columbus State Education Association and seek its views on matters of institutional importance such as strategic investments in academic programs, and the quality of work-life for all faculty.

Faculty and staff repeatedly extol the fact that Columbus State is a great place to work. To quote one faculty member, “Columbus State chose me, and I will be happy to spend the rest of my career here.” The SVPAA will be a key actor in making this great place even better.

▶ Academic Leadership of Capital Plan Implementation

In early 2020, for the first time in its history, the College sought public support to modernize its facilities in Franklin County, securing $300 million through a bond issue that passed by 60% of the vote. The SVPAA and CAO will lead the academic enterprise in implementing the capital plan to transform classrooms, lab spaces, facilities, infrastructure, and other learning environments to foster equitable student success outcomes and prepare students for the future of work.

▶ Steady Leadership through Change

Columbus State is a trusted partner in driving individual and regional prosperity, especially as the community emerges and recovers from the pandemic. As the College continues to evaluate and adjust to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff, and partners to support broader community economic recovery initiatives during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the SVPAA and CAO will provide leadership and guidance to assist the College with making decisions that are based in student success, and equity and community-minded.

▶ Academic Technology

It is difficult to overstate the importance of learning technology’s rapid advance. The new SVPAA will have the chance to engage with faculty and the College’s leadership team to develop a strategic and balanced approach to this vital topic. This plan should be driven by consideration of which technologies will support learning outcomes as well as analysis of fiscal realities. Technology also plays a critical role in academic support services for students. Areas such as online testing should be studied to determine how student services could be strengthened considering the financial resources available for such initiatives.

▶ The Central Ohio Compact

Columbus State is the convener of The Central Ohio Compact, a highly innovative collaboration between educational institutions and industry partners aimed at increasing postsecondary completion in the region. The Compact’s work serves to improve the quality of life, social mobility, and workforce development in the area. The SVPAA and CAO will have a tremendous opportunity to work with the Compact, which can serve as a pipeline for Columbus State’s programs.

▶ Baccalaureate Programs

Ohio community colleges now have the flexibility to offer baccalaureate programs. This is an opportunity that the new academic officer should seriously explore. Columbus State enjoys a strong reputation that could be leveraged in a move to bachelor’s programs. Such offerings could also help close the talent gap in certain fields. The exploration of this topic will necessarily include the benefits of such an initiative, along with the costs and potential duplication of programs already in the marketplace.

▶ Bridging the College’s Wide Menu of Programs

The College has been prolific in offering degree and certificate programs in myriad fields, along with workforce development programs. While there are understandable nuances associated with each of these programs, there also is a desire to bring the institution’s wide array of offerings closer together. As Columbus State’s academic leader, the SVPAA and CAO will have the opportunity to work closely with their colleagues to bridge the inherent differences between programs and help facilitate progress toward a more cohesive organization.

▶ Online Programs

Columbus State has been recognized by independent sources for its online programs. The next academic officer should conduct a strategic assessment of its online offerings to determine a shared vision for the next stage of online programming, including how large the program should be and what infrastructure investments will be necessary to achieve that vision. Quality of instructional design and teaching excellence will drive the assessment.

▶ Mitchell Hall

The addition of Mitchell Hall, the $33 million new home for Columbus State’s Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts programs, represents an extraordinary opportunity. This dynamic program has already received national recognition and the new facility will provide a launching pad to take it to even greater heights.


▶ Strategic Leadership

Works closely with academic deans, other administrators, and members of the faculty to plan, implement, and coordinate the educational programs of the College. Serves as a leader in long-term planning of educational programs, assuring the quality of instruction, selection, and development of a distinguished faculty, and furthering the strategic plan, the educational master plan, and the goals and objectives of the College. Collaborates with multiple departments, across the College, as well as the Academic Council, to ensure a robust academic environment, focusing on matters related to the coordination of instructional programs and student services.

▶ Online Programs

Columbus State has been recognized by independent sources for its online programs. The next academic officer should conduct a strategic assessment of its online offerings to determine a shared vision for the next stage of online programming, including how large the program should be and what infrastructure investments will be necessary to achieve that vision. Quality of instructional design and teaching excellence will drive the assessment.

▶ Mitchell Hall

The addition of Mitchell Hall, the $33 million new home for Columbus State’s Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts programs, represents an extraordinary opportunity. This dynamic program has already received national recognition and the new facility will provide a launching pad to take it to even greater heights. Responsible for achievement of College goals and objectives within the scope of Academic Affairs as set forth in the College’s Strategic Plan, and for assessing and meeting the educational and vocational needs of the community. Works with colleagues to support student success and completion initiatives, including improvements among students who are at risk. Collaborates with faculty and staff to refine Pathway’s effort to ensure clarity in program requirements. Works closely with colleagues to bridge the inherent differences in academic programs and help facilitate progress toward a more cohesive institution.

Engages with faculty and the College’s leadership team to develop a strategic and balanced approach to learning technology. Reviews and advises on which technologies will support learning outcomes and strengthen student services, as well as analyzing fiscal realities for such initiatives. Conducts strategic assessment of online offerings to determine a shared vision for the next stage in online programming, including how large the program should be and what infrastructure investments will be necessary to achieve the vision. Drives quality of Instructional Design and teaching excellence within online programming.

▶ Operational Leadership

Provides daily oversight of the department. Ensures appropriate staffing at all service points, assigns projects and delegates tasks, creates work schedules, provides direction, resolves work problems, communicates job expectations, trains employees, and develops professional growth and development opportunities. Carries out, explains, interprets, and enforces policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, as well as the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Handles routine labor relations inquiries to policies, procedures, and bargaining agreements and refers complex matters to appropriate HR and/or Legal Counsel, as needed.

Conducts annual employee evaluations, recommends pay increases, promotions, and other personnel actions. Approves leaves and authorizes overtime as appropriate. Manages employee recruitment, selection, and on-boarding process of the department in partnership with Human Resources. Administers disciplinary actions upon approval, and in collaboration with Human Resources. Establishes and maintains a standard of excellent service to students, faculty, and internal customers.

Designs and implements effective and ongoing professional development programs for the Academic and Student Affairs staff to ensure the highest level of outstanding and consistent student support. Leads the development of the College’s academic advising, academic student support, and related retention strategies. Leads and manages the Academic and Student Affairs staff to achieve institutional priorities.

Administers the department budget in collaboration with Business Services.  Estimates expenses to implement department objectives; completes midyear budget review; reviews and approves requisitions; exercises budgetary controls and reallocates resources when necessary.

▶ Building Relationships

Supports mutually beneficial partnerships and collaborates with higher education partners to enhance services for students. Maintains regular communication and working relationships with other areas of the College, keeping them informed of current activities and working collaboratively to achieve institutional priorities. Maintains professional visibility on campus, in the community, and in state and national organizations.

Serves as advisor to the President’s leadership team in matters related to curriculum and instruction, faculty selection, assignment, development, and retention. Builds strong relationships within the wider educational and occupational community, particularly the public schools within the community, higher education institutions that have transfer pathways, and employers within the community. Creates strong partnerships with the academic deans in planning, conducting, and evaluating the instructional programs. Meets with union representatives, as needed, and conducts consultations and mediations, in collaboration with Human Resources and Legal departments, prior to the filing of formal complaints, whenever possible.

▶ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Develops and maintains strategic partnerships with diverse groups and communities. Partners strategically with Talent Acquisition to ensure the best Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices are utilized in recruitment that results in the hiring and retention of a diverse faculty and staff.

Helps to ensure the College meets its responsibilities in dismantling systemic inequity.

Assists with conducting workforce analytics to identify potential inhibitors of a workplace environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.


Columbus State Community College is a well-regarded institution of higher learning, renowned for its exemplary contributions to its surrounding region through academic and co-curricular programs that give all learners a chance to realize their personal and professional aspirations. The College also is a leader in civic engagement and service to its community. Columbus State seeks a new SVPAA and CAO who will be a visionary academician, committed to rigor, student success and the centrality of the academic experience in the life of the College. In addition to the following desired attributes, experiences, and credentials, a terminal degree is strongly preferred, and collegiate teaching
experience is required for this post:

The successful SVPAA candidate should also:

▶ Be an advocate for academic programs as the central aspect of the student experience
▶ Have successful academic leadership experience at the dean level or above in a large, urban, complex community college, with multiple campuses or a similar institution
▶ Embrace an open enrollment mission
▶ Evidence achievements in student success and completion, with an acumen for addressing the challenges associated with at-risk students
▶ Have successful experience in building or leading online programs
▶ Have an open, transparent, highly ethical approach to leadership
▶ Have a demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts
▶ Use data and evidence successfully in reaching decisions and motivate others to do the same
▶ Be decisive and able to enact a tough decision
▶ Show empathy and compassion
▶ Demonstrate positive, successful experience in a union environment
▶ Have respect for shared governance
▶ Be committed to an appreciation for and celebration of diversity and inclusion
▶ Be a forward-thinking, innovative, creative visionary and encourage these attributes in others
▶ Be agile at change management
▶ Be visible and accessible to constituents
▶ Show effective financial stewardship
▶ Possess political acumen in order to advocate for Columbus State with public officials
▶ Form successful partnerships outside the College with educational institutions and employers
▶ Possess excellent communication skills – oral, written, listening
▶ Be active in the broader community

About Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College is one of the largest community colleges in Ohio and the nation, with approximately 45,000 students annually. With a 57-year history, we serve students from all backgrounds and seek to cultivate an
equally diverse workforce. Columbus State offers more than 200 programs leading to a variety of associate degrees and certificates. In addition, Columbus State has dedicated employees with decades of service who work alongside new
talent within our 2,500-member workforce to share knowledge and experience. The College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Columbus State’s mission is to educate and inspire, providing our students with the opportunity to achieve their goals. Our vision is that the College is Central Ohio’s front door to higher education and a leader in advancing our region’s prosperity. Our strategic plan is grounded in three priorities: Student Success, Workforce Development, and Civic Engagement.

Columbus State is based in Ohio’s largest city, a growing metropolis with a vibrant urban core that is home to our main campus. Our flagship Columbus Campus is located in the downtown Discovery District, proximate to the Columbus Museum of Art and the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Columbus State’s footprint extends beyond the urban core. Our Delaware Campus, which opened in 2010, serves students in the fastest-growing part of the region. Regional Learning Centers, Industry Sites, or Educational Partner Sites are located in Grove City, Marysville, Columbus, Reynoldsburg, and Westerville. Our Dublin Center, part of the Integrated Education Center at Ohio University’s Dublin Campus, opened in 2015 and features outstanding medical education facilities. The Southwest Center at Bolton Field is home to the College’s Aviation Maintenance and Fire Science programs.

A robust economy, strengthened by the city’s collaborative spirit, has helped Columbus become one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation – the 14th largest, right behind San Francisco. The Columbus region offers excellent public schools, world-class performing arts, collegiate and pro sports, thriving nightlife opportunities, and an inclusive community. Still, Columbus remains affordable for young professionals and families, with a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods. In short, Columbus is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family, and is routinely listed among the nation’s most livable and opportunity-rich cities.

Columbus State has emerged as a key player in the region’s prosperity. Embracing a partner-first ethos, the College has established itself as a go-to resource for regional employers seeking to hire and retain talent in key industries including information technology, medical science, logistics, business management, modern manufacturing, and more. In a region rich with four-year colleges and universities, Columbus State is increasingly seen as the affordable path to a bachelor’s degree. Preferred Pathway partnerships with nine Ohio colleges and universities (including The Ohio State University) allow students to pursue a low-debt or no-debt bachelor’s degree.

Columbus State is among the most active community colleges in the country in leveraging external funding to support programs. Last year, Columbus State had 98 active grants from federal and state agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other sources with a total value of $70.4 million. The College is a flagship institution for the National Science Foundation-Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) grant program, with 14 awards over the last six years, more than any other community college. Columbus State boasts relationships with a variety of other funders, including active awards from the USDOE Title III Strengthening Institutions, USDOE Investing In Innovation
(i3), and HRSA Health Career Occupation Program (HCOP) programs. Columbus State has supported first-generation and low-income students through three USDOE TRIO programs for over 15 years.

The College is focused on delivering solutions to serve the whole student, recognizing that learning can only be successful when basic living needs are met. If students struggle with paying tuition and making ends meet, they are also likely coping with problems with consistent shelter and food insecurity. The College seeks to play an important role by making sure they are taking advantage of the supportive benefits available to them. Toward that end, Columbus
State is actively partnering with community organizations as a convener of support services, broadening our outlook of what it means to be a provider of higher education.


Of 1,200 American community colleges, Columbus State is the only institution in the nation to earn three key distinctions for its work to help students start strong, stay on course, and graduate with great outcomes:

Guided Pathways

Columbus State is one of 30 colleges selected by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to develop next-generation academic and career pathways designed to ensure gains in completion of both two- and four-year degrees as well as greater marketability for graduates.

Achieving the Dream Leader College

Two hundred of the nation’s 1,200 community colleges are members of the Achieving the Dream (AtD) network. In 2015, Columbus State was one of 19 AtD colleges awarded Leader status for its commitment to improving student success and closing achievement gaps among historically at-risk students.

The Right Signals Initiative

Right Signals, supported by a grant from the Lumina Foundation, has identified Columbus State as one of 20 colleges entrusted with developing a new credentialing model to more clearly articulate graduate credentials and capabilities to employers.

Columbus State has emerged as a key player in the region’s prosperity. Embracing a partner-first ethos, the College has established itself as a go-to resource for regional employers seeking to hire and retain talent in key industries including information technology, medical science, logistics, business management, modern manufacturing, and more. In a region rich with four-year colleges and universities, Columbus State is increasingly seen as the affordable path to a bachelor’s degree. Preferred Pathway partnerships with nine Ohio colleges and universities (including The Ohio State University) allow students to pursue a low-debt or no-debt bachelor’s degree. Columbus State is among the most active community colleges in the country in leveraging external funding to support programs. Last year, Columbus State had 98 active grants from federal and state agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other sources with a total value of $70.4 million. The College is a flagship institution for the National Science Foundation-Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) grant program,

Leah Meyer Austin Award Winner Columbus State is one of two winners of the 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award. It’s the highest honor a college in the Achieving the Dream network can earn. The award has been given annually since 2009, and since then only 16 of the nation’s 1,000-plus community colleges have been recognized. Columbus State earned the award by producing significant gains in course completion, retention, and graduation rates, and narrowing equity gaps. AtD also praised Columbus State’s leadership in the Central Ohio region, taking note of key partnerships the College has established with high schools, universities, and local industries.

Racial Equity Leadership Academy Columbus State is one of 10 leading community colleges in the nation to further its racial equity work through participation in Achieving the Dream and USC Race and Equity Center Racial Equity  Leadership Academy, a practitioner-guided academy designed to break down institutional barriers to racially minoritized student success. The Academy will provide the College with critical opportunities to enhance and promote its commitment to racial equity at every institutional level by engaging with other AtD community college leadership teams in a year-long facilitated exploration of tools and tactics to scrutinize and dismantle structures and policies that hamper racially equitable student outcomes, through a deep focus on designing effective strategies and projects to articulate principles of racial equity into an actionable framework.

Points of Distinction

▶Students cite the incredible dedication of Columbus State faculty and staff to all learners, especially those who struggle with significant life challenges.
▶ Columbus State is one of Ohio’s largest community colleges, boasting an enrollment of approximately 45,000 students annually.
Preferred Pathway partnerships with nine Ohio colleges and universities allow Columbus State Community College students to pursue a low-debt or no-debt bachelor’s degree.
▶ Columbus State has led the way in academic achievement by creating a portfolio of over 50 student success interventions. As a result, between 2011 and 2015, course success rates for all incoming students increased by nearly 5%. Over the same period, the gap in course success rates for African-American students decreased by 24%, and the same shortfall for low-income students was cut in half.
▶ Because of a strong academic foundation, Columbus State is extremely successful in the grant-writing arena, with 98 active grants from federal and state agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other sources with a total value of $70.4 million.
▶ In March 2020, Franklin County voters invested in Columbus State as a trusted partner to help advance economic mobility, workforce innovation, and regional strength by passing Issue 21 by a 60-40 vote. The bond issue secured $300 million to modernize Franklin County campus facilities, labs, and learning and community spaces to support equitable student success and prepare students for the future of work.
▶ In August 2019, Columbus State opened the new home for its School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Mitchell Hall. The state-of-the-art facility was made possible through private-public partnerships, including a $2.5 million gift from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell.
▶ President Harrison led the formation of The Central Ohio Compact, a regional strategy among K-12 and higher education leaders to help more students succeed in college and in the workplace. The Compact’s goal is that 65% of Central Ohioans will have a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2025. The JPMorgan Chase & Co. New Skills at Work Initiative funded the Compact with a $2.5 million investment. In 2019, JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced an additional $1 million investment to provide students with the necessary education and skills to secure well-paying, high-demand jobs in technology-related fields in the Central Ohio region.
▶ The College is a leader in The College Credit Plus Program, an Ohio Department of Education strategy aimed at increasing educational attainment. The College has partnered with high schools to offer students in grades 7-12 College Credit Plus classes that fulfill high school graduation requirements and qualify for Columbus State credit. The College Credit Plus program accounts for 20% of Columbus State’s enrollment.
▶Columbus State has a rich history of comprehensive career and technical programs and is a dynamic engine for workforce development. Here are some examples:

  • Amazon Web Services is working with Columbus State to make the company’s cloud computing platforms consistent with College’s curriculum and training for IT employees. Columbus State is one of just two community colleges in the country identified by Amazon as ideal partners for this work.
  • Apple has named Columbus State as one of only six community colleges in the nation to develop and teach courses on Apple’s Swift programming language. Moreover, Apple has designated Columbus State as an Apple Distinguished Program.
  • Through Columbus State’s $11.5 million Investing in Innovation grant from the U.S. Department of Education, local high school students participated in job-shadowing sessions at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Teachers at the same school completed externships Nationwide and integrated what they learned into their coursework. This fall, participating students will take Columbus State classes in the high school, giving them a head start on a college degree.
  • Columbus State has partnered with Nationwide to expand the College’s successful earn-and-learn education model in modern manufacturing and information technology to the financial services industry. Through the Nationwide Financial Services Professional Apprenticeship, students can launch their careers while earning their associate degree in Business Management, Finance, or Accounting. Students learn part-time and work part-time while earning wages that cover tuition costs and help them avoid college debt.
  • Columbus State partners with the American Electric Power Foundation, which has invested a $5 million grant to engage local high school students with STEM-related opportunities and create pathways in STEM-related fields.

▶ The College quickly responds to help displaced workers who lose employment through industry disruptions like the one affecting the retail industry. In 2017, Columbus State mobilized a Retail Rapid Response Team, convening a dozen experts from across the College to assist hundreds of retail workers facing unemployment.
▶ Columbus State is the region’s most diverse higher education institution. For example, students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups composed nearly 41% of the College’s student body in 2017. Columbus State Community College has attracted students from 130 countries.
▶ Columbus State is committed to social impact and civic engagement.

  • In 2015, the College launched Courageous Conversations, a series aimed at facilitating dialogue on civility and human rights.
  • Columbus State holds an annual Day of Service, where hundreds of students, faculty, and staff volunteer at dozens of locations around the area, totaling nearly 2,500 hours of service each year.
  • In 2018, Columbus State adopted Four Pillars of Student Financial Stability and is actively partnering with community organizations to help solve issues of housing and food insecurity for our students.
  • In October 2019, the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State opened on the Columbus Campus. Developed in partnership with the Mid-Ohio Food Collective and supported by a grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation, the market helps address food insecurity for students and other area residents.

▶ In 2017, Military Times Magazine ranked Columbus State in the top five on the “Best for Vets” list in the Career and Technical category.
▶ In 2018 ranked Columbus State in the top three of Ohio’s community colleges.
▶ Columbus State has consistently balanced its budget and recently received an Aa1 bond rating from Moody’s and an AA from Standard & Poor’s.

Dr. David T. Harrison

Dr. David T. Harrison became the fifth President of Columbus State Community College in July 2010. Serving more than 40,000 students annually, Columbus State is one of the largest and most comprehensive colleges in Ohio. Through its campuses in Columbus and Delaware County and its four regional learning centers, the College serves students from all 88 counties in Ohio, provides more online learning opportunities than any college in the state, and contributes nearly a billion dollars in regional economic impact. Under Dr. Harrison’s leadership, Columbus State has led the region in expanding access to affordable bachelor’s degrees through innovative university 2+2 partnerships through the
Preferred Pathway program. He led the formation of the Central Ohio Compact, a regional strategy among K-12, higher education, employer, and community organization leaders to help more students succeed in college and in the workplace.

In 2012, Columbus State was named an Achieving the Dream college, a national initiative to help more students earn college credentials with an emphasis on first-generation students, students of color, and low-income students; and in 2015, the College received Achieving the Dream’s esteemed designation as a Leader College. Most recently, Columbus State was awarded Achieving the Dream’s Leah Meyer Austin Award, the highest honor bestowed on a college recognizing student success and decreasing achievement gaps.

Dr. Harrison came to Columbus State with extensive experience building successful community partnerships. As Vice Provost for Regional Campuses at the University of Central Florida, he worked with community colleges to create the Central Florida Higher Education Consortium and the nationally recognized DirectConnect to UCF program. Prior to joining UCF, Dr. Harrison served in leadership roles at Seminole State College in Florida and at Sinclair Community college in Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton.

The Columbus Region

Columbus State Community College is located in Ohio’s capital, which has been called the emerging capital of the Midwest. As noted by The Columbus Region (, since 2010 the area has led the Midwest’s largest metros in job, population, and GDP growth. The region is home to the headquarters of 15 Fortune 1000 companies, innovative start-ups, high-quality academic institutions, major research entities, excellent healthcare, amenities that rank among the nation’s best, and an array of restaurants featuring cuisine to suit any palate.

▶ In 2020, identified Columbus as a top 5 U.S. city for work-life balance, a top 10 city for college graduates, and a Best City to Work in Tech.
▶ Columbus was ranked one of the Best State Capitals to Live In (No. 6) by WalletHub in 2019.
▶ Columbus has been ranked a top 10 best metro for millennials to live and work (New York Times 2020) and a top 10 city for young, growing families (CNBC 2019).
▶ According to Business Insider, three Central Ohio suburbs (Dublin, Bexley, and Grandview Heights) ranked in the nation’s top 50 suburbs for 2019.
▶ Delaware County, home to Columbus State’s second campus, was ranked 11th happiest in the U.S. by (2018) and a top 10 healthiest county in the U.S. by U.S. News (2019).
▶ The overall cost of living for the Columbus region is lower than the national and Ohio averages. (
▶ With 52 college and university campuses, the Region boasts one of the highest concentrations of college students in the U.S., totaling more than 134,000 students. (
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Columbus healthcare among the best in the country.
▶ Airports Council International ranked The John Glenn Columbus International Airport #3 in North America in 2017.
▶ Columbus has earned national attention as a top travel destination. In 2019, The New York Times named Columbus one of its 52 Places to Go, TripAdvisor named the city a top place to visit, and Food & Wine magazine called Columbus a top city to go and eat. For more information on the food scene, check out
The Columbus Arts Community has led U.S. News & World Report and Expedia to spotlight the city as a place to visit.
▶ Independent national rankings have cited Columbus for having the #1 zoo, the #1 science center, and even the #1 ice cream.
▶ Site Selection Magazine has named Columbus a Top Ten Metro for the past seven years running.
▶ identified Columbus as one of 25 Cities Worth Moving to if You Want to Launch a Business (2015).
▶ In 2016 Money Magazine recognized Columbus as Best in the Midwest.

The Nomination and Application Process

To assure the most favorable consideration, applications should be received by January 31, 2022, and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The SVPAA and CAO Search Committee will review applications and continue work until an appointment is made.

Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to:
[email protected]

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

Denise Bukovan
Gold Hill Associates
[email protected]

Lone Star College, LSC-CyFair; President (Cypress, TX)

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Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as Chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. Lone Star College consists of seven colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit

Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College in carrying out the position’s duties. To commit to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect, and accountability to LSC students and employees.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Advance Equity
  • Choose Learning
  • Cultivate Community
  • Student Focused
  • Own It

Purpose and Scope

The Lone Star College-CyFair President provides leadership and oversight for a large college campus in a multi-campus system, including off-site centers. The President develops new and maintains/deepens existing external partnerships and community relations. In addition, the President must be a good/contributing team member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet to help develop, coordinate and collaborate mnew system-wide initiatives with colleagues. This role ensures the college meets the needs of all constituents, including students, the community, taxpayers, school districts, and others. As a leader, the President works with key local, state, and national leaders to accomplish the mission of the college and system.

The Lone Star College-CyFair President position is located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433.

Essential Job Functions:

The College President is responsible to the Chancellor of the System for the performance of the following duties:

  1. Participate in the decision making and fully support Lone Star College strategic priorities, including the following:
    • Academic and workforce
      Student success
    • Financial responsibility and accountability
    • Educational partnerships
    • The establishment of a culture that values employees and students
    • The Lone Star College Foundation
    • A commitment to high ethical and professional standards
  2. Understand and support Lone Star College’s budgeting philosophies, allocation models, and financial accountability for your college.
  3. Understand and support Lone Star College Human Resource policies, procedures, and practices.
  4. A knowledge, understanding, and practical application of Lone Star College policies and procedures.
  5. Function as an active member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.
  6. Develop and implement college educational and student development programs responsive to the needs of the students and the community and consistent with the values and mission of the system.
  7. Develop and implement a plan of college organization, including hiring, termination, and the assignment of responsibilities to college personnel in accordance with Lone Star College policies. Included in this plan is a demonstrative commitment to diversity reflective of the community and student body.
  8. Develop and implement a college planning and evaluation system and report the results of all such evaluations to the Chancellor in a timely manner.
  9. Represent the college in community and civic activities, supporting the programs of the LSC Foundation and maintaining positive relationships with governmental and educational entities within the college’s service area, including members of the Legislature.
  10. Ensure that the college facilities and grounds are maintained in accordance with System standards and norms
  11. Act as the chief spokesperson for the college.
  12. Engage in appropriate professional development activities. Present at least once annually at a national level professional meeting/conference and once annually at a State or regional conference.
  13. Serve as the primary communication link between the college’s students, faculty, staff, and the Chancellor and Board of Trustees. Employee shall maintain a highly professional relationship with both College faculty and staff in all forms of communication and shall abide by all system Policies and Procedures.
  14. Initial assignment and/or reassignment of duties will be made by the Chancellor based on the system’s needs.

Work Schedule & Conditions:

  • Equipment used includes a PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone, and other general office equipment.
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position.
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards.

Required Qualifications:

Earned doctoral degree and over ten years of related work experience, to include at least five years administrative experience at the President, vice-president, vice-chancellor, or associate vice chancellor level at a comprehensive community college or system or equivalent experience

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

  • Integrity, highest ethical standards, and respect for the dignity and worth of individuals and groups with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, goodwill, and a sense of humor
  • Experience in providing educational or support services directly to students through teaching, student services, library assistance, or other areas of professional service where engaging students directly is required
  • Demonstrated commitment to higher education or public service
  • Proven management and leadership skills

Physical Abilities:

The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items, such as papers, books, or small parts, or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Application Process

This search is being facilitated by Dr. Dennis Michaelis of Gold Hill Associates. Candidates should send their materials directly to Dr. Michaelis at: [email protected]. The following items are required to be submitted directly and only to the search consultant via email attachments:

  • COVER LETTER, limited to no more than four typed pages, detailing how your education experiences/background align with this Position Profile
  • RESUME limited to no more than six typed pages

Important Note: All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format, and file names must begin with the applicant’s initials (example: ABCcover, ABCres, ABCref). The subject line in the email should reference the position being applied for, i.e., President LSC-CyFair.

Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For application materials to receive full consideration, it is preferred that application materials be submitted by February 26, 2022.

Semi-finalist candidates will interview with the Search Advisory Committee in March, with finalist candidates interviewing in April.

REFERENCES will be requested only of finalists and should be limited to 1 typed page and include two supervisors, two direct reports, two full-time faculty members, and one community reference. The references must include names, titles, business and personal phone numbers, and email addresses. References will not be contacted without the consultant’s prior notification to the applicant.

Transcripts will be required of all finalists. Official transcripts must be provided to Lone Star College by the successful candidate as a condition of hire.

For questions related to the search process, calendar, and position Profile, contact Search Liaison Deseree Probasco, Chief of Staff/Board Liaison at [email protected].
For other questions, contact the Search Consultant via email noted below (including requests for a phone conversation, in which you should also list times and a number at which you may be reached.)

Search Consultant:
Dr. Dennis Michaelis
Gold Hill Associates
[email protected]

Rogue Community College Presidential Search (Medford, Grants Pass, and White City, Oregon)

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General Statement of Responsibilities

The College President of Rogue Community College is the chief executive and administrative officer of the College District on behalf of the Board of Education. The President is accountable to the Board for the implementation of all Board-approved policies. The President represents the College in the community, to the legislature, and to the other community colleges in Oregon. The President is expected to be an innovative and visionary educational leader who is committed to community colleges. The President is responsible for other chief executive duties as assigned by the Board of Education and those incumbent to the office or required by the office.

Examples of Duties – Essential Functions

Rogue Community College has several challenges and opportunities that require specific experience and skills in the next president.

They are as follows:

  1. Commitment to increase student success and academic success by establishing, strengthening, and supporting initiatives that effectively and equitably serve diverse learning communities.
  2. Experience working with the community on career and technical education and workforce development programs and initiatives.
  3. Ability to develop and maintain partnerships throughout the region, including those with regional school districts, higher education institutions, as well as with business and industry. Connect with for and not-for-profit businesses and career-oriented organizations in our region.
  4. Commitment to shared governance and open communication.
  5. Ability to effectively work with a college foundation.
  6. Be forward-thinking, recognizing innovative opportunities and creative approaches along with the willingness to take strategic risks.
  7. Focus on strengthening professional development opportunities that will grow the campus leadership.
  8. Willingness to work with and to seek input from faculty, staff, and students regarding college policies, services, and planning.
  9. Dedication to fostering a collegial environment to enhance college faculty and staff morale.
  10. Commitment to encourage an environment of openness and transparency.
  11. Supportive of collaborative partnerships for delivery of hybrid or partner programs.

Expected Leadership Qualities

There are several challenges and opportunities facing Rogue Community College that require specific experience and skills in the next president. They are as follows:

  1. An approachable leader who fosters a deep sense of community and belonging to encourage faculty and staff to be focused on achieving the College’s mission.
  2. One who proactively addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion by actively promoting and supporting a learning and work environment that ensures social justice, mutual respect, and civility.
  3. An individual with the ability to truly listen and engage all parties.
  4. A leader who is a consensus builder while continuously advocating for the College at the local, state, and federal levels.
  5. One who possesses an understanding of the unique strengths and challenges facing a small, multi-campus, rural community college.
  6. A manager who can identify new and emerging technology and understands how it can strengthen the College’s operations.
  7. A demonstrated ability to fundraise and work with local and state legislators to generate revenue for community colleges.
  8. Ability to effectively and efficiently manage current financial resources, while providing leadership in the face of competing financial priorities and funding shortfalls. Ensure the College is sufficiently resourced into the future, ensuring both near-term and long-term fiscal health and sustainability.
  9. Ability to uphold and strengthen the shared governance culture of the College, instilling transparency, integrity, accountability, and stakeholder participation in the annual budget process and collective bargaining.

Screening Criteria

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).
  • Substantial commitment, experience, and involvement with strategic planning and courageous decision-making.

Only degrees received from an accredited institution will be accepted:   accreditation must be recognized by the office of degree authorization, US Department of Education, as required by ORS 348.609. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree.

President’s Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in community college classroom teaching and/or student services preferred.
  • Experience in financial and budget management in a higher education setting and understanding of the economic environment of community colleges. A strong record of aligning budgets with strategic goals, allocating resources effectively, and setting financial priorities.

For assignments requiring operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a valid Oregon Driver’s License and proof of an acceptable driving record are required. New employees establishing resident status in the State of Oregon must obtain an Oregon driver’s license within 30 days (ORS 807.020 (1)).

Physical Demands of Position: The physical demands listed below represent those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Manual dexterity and coordination are required for more than half of the daily work period (about 65%) which is spent sitting while operating office equipment such as computers, keyboards, 10-key, telephones, and other standard office equipment.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, bend, kneel, stoop, twist, crouch, climb, balance, see, talk, hear, and manipulate objects. The position requires some mobility including the ability to move materials, 5-25 lbs. on occasion. This position requires both verbal and written communication abilities.

Working ConditionsThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is primarily working indoors in an office environment. The employee is not exposed to hazardous conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and lighting is adequate.

Additional Posting Information

This is a full-time Exempt/Chief Executive Officer position (100%, 246 days/year). Salary and benefits are competitive and will be negotiated upon offer of the position.

Method of Application and Closing Date
Position will remain open until filled, with screening of applications to begin on January 21, 2022. Applications received after January 21, 2022 are not guaranteed review. Candidates will be required to submit the following for review:

  • A completed application form submitted online (only online applications will be considered)
  • A current and complete resume of educational, professional, and community experiences and accomplishments, particularly related to the position
  • A letter of application that specifically relates your professional experience and personal commitment to each of the 9 Leadership Qualities and Characteristics listed in this position announcement (not to exceed five pages)
  • Professional references: Contact information for a range of professional references (five minimum) to include at least one (1) former supervisor, two (2) direct reports and/or support staff, one (1) faculty member or professional associate, and one (1) student or member of the community.
  • Unofficial academic transcripts included at time of application. Official transcripts will be required for employment.

RCC is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to recruit and retain members of historically underrepresented groups and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.


Rogue Community College does not discriminate in any programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. For further policy information and for a full list of regulatory-specific contact persons visit the following webpage:


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