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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

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.

Pending College Executive Job Searches

  • Pierce College Chancellor Search (Lakewood, Washington)
  • Grand Rapids Community College Presidential Search (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

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